PDP’s Seyi Makinde is Oyo State Governor-Elect
The governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Oyo state, Mr. Oluseyi Makinde has been declared winner of the March 9 governorship election.
Mr. Makinde polled a total vote of five hundred and fifteen thousand, six hundred and twenty one to defeat his closest rival, Chief Adebayo Adelabu of the All Progressives Congress, APC who scored three hundred and fifty seven thousand, nine hundred and eighty two votes.
The INEC Returning Officer for Oyo state and Vice Chancellor, University of Lagos, Professor Oluwatoyin Ogundipe announced that Mr. Makinde scored the highest vote cast.
Professor Ogundipe declared the total number of accredited voters was nine hundred and forty thousand two hundred and eleven (942, 211) while total vote cast was nine hundred and thirty seven thousand five hundred and forty five (937, 545).
He noted that total valid votes were nine hundred and sixteen thousand eight hundred and sixty (916, 860) while twenty thousand six hundred and eighty five (26, 685) votes were rejected.
The Fifty-one year old governor-elect, who is an engineer, with expertise in fluid and gas metering, clinched the position at the third attempt.
In a remark, Resident Electoral Commissioner, INEC, in Oyo state, Mr Mutiu Agboke, who announced the results of the state House of Assembly said PDP won twenty six seats, the All Progressives Congress, APC, had five seats while the remaining one seat was won by the Action Democratic Party, ADP.
Mr. Agboke commended electorate in the state for their orderliness and reiterated the commitment of the commission to ensure that votes of the people always count.
Dayo Adu/Rotimi Famakin