Seyi Makide of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has won the governorship election in Oyo State.
Makinde, who is the incumbent governor, was declared the winner by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), on Sunday in Ibadan, the state capital.
According to the INEC State Collation Officer, Adebayo Bamire, who announced the result declared that Makinde won in 31 local government areas with a total of 563,756 votes to defeat his closest rival, Teslim Folarin of the All Progressives Congress (APC), who scored 256,685 votes
Folarin won in only two local government areas.
Bamire, who is the Vice Chancellor of Obafemi Awolowo University, said that the governorship candidate of the Accord Party, Adebayo Adelabu, came third in the race with a total of 38,357 votes.
Bamire stated that Makinde having met the requirements set for the election by Nigerian laws is declared the winner of the election.
He said a total of 14,920 votes were rejected of the 889,592 votes cast.
Commenting on the victory Makinde in a tweet said the victory is dedicated to God.
He thanked the people who supported his reelection.
“We dedicate this victory to God and the good people of Oyo State. We are grateful for your confidence in our administration and promise to work even harder to deliver our promises under Omituntun 2.0.”
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