The Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) candidate in the last gubernatorial election, Alhaji Rauf Aregbesola has been declared governor of Osun State. Aregbesola, who was a commissioner for works in Lagos State, contested the election with Governor Olagunsoye Oyinlola of the Peoples Democratic Party in 2007 but had to go through a three year legal battle before judgment eventually came his way. The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had declared Oyinlola as Governor shortly after the conduct of the election in 2007
The court granted the prayers of Engineer Aregbesola on four out of the five counts he brought before the election appeal tribunal. Aregbesola hails from Ilesa in Osun State.He served in the eight year administration of Governor Bola Ahmed Tinubu in Lagos State.
Oyinlola, a prince from Okukuland was a military governor durning the administration of General Ibrahim Babangida. He later contested for governorship in Osun State.