By G9ija

SPEAKER of the Kwara State House of Assembly Yakubu Danladi-Salihu has been declared winner of the Ilesha-Gwanara State Constituency by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

Danladi-Salihu of the All Progressives Congress (APC) was announced the winner having polled 14, 949 votes, while his closest rival, Usman Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) got 2,072 votes.

This was as disclosed by the state INEC Returning Officer Dr Adewale Rafiu on Sunday, March 19. 

“Yakubu Danladi-Salihu of APC, having satisfied the requirements of the law is hereby declared the winner and is returned elected,” Rafiu declared.

In his acceptance speech, Danladi-Salihu lauded his constituents for their massive support which led to his victory.

He also stressed that he would continue to prioritise their welfare.

“I wish to thank my constituents for the show of love and massive support that earned me this sweet victory at the poll.

“I will continue to appreciate and reciprocate this rare gesture with another superlative performance in office while prioritising people’s welfare,” he added.