The Akinruyiwa of Owu Kingdom, Chief Olumide Aderinokun has emerged as the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate for Ogun Central Senatorial District in the 2023 general elections.

The election held on Monday at the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library (OOPL) in Abeokuta was contested by Aderinokun, Dada Oduntan and Olumide Jones.

DAILY POST reports that Aderinokun gulped 214 votes from the 216 accredited delegates drawn from Abeokuta South, Abeokuta North, Obafemi Owode, Ifo, Ewekoro and Odeda Local Government Areas.

The election, which was conducted by the PDP national electoral delegation, was monitored by the Independent Electoral Commission (INEC), as well security agencies.

Speaking, Aderinokun appreciated the delegates in Ogun Central for their support, describing the result as a reflection of the sacrifices he had made through community projects since 2019.

The Owu chief said he now had the mandate to return the PDP back to the upper chamber of the National Assembly, for the first since 2011.

Ogun Central is currently being represented by former Ogun State Governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

But, Aderinokun said: “This victory is like a semi-final and I’m looking forward to the final with a lot of confidence in the 2023 elections.

“I have started my preparation for the Senatorial seat since 2019 with my service to the people.

“By God’s grace, I will get to the Senate and I’m ready to work with the next governor of Ogun State who will be Hon. Oladipupo Adebutu, by God’s grace.”

Meanwhile, Professor David Bamgbose has emerged unopposed as the senatorial candidate for Ogun West.

Ogun Central: Aderinokun wins PDP primary, eyes Amosun’s seat