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2023 Oyo Guber: SPN Kicks Against Makinde’s Re-Election

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It has been disclosed that the victory of Seyi Makinde in the Oyo guber election was not a decision of the majority of the people of the state.

This was made known in a statement signed by the Oyo chapter of the Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) Secretary, Ayodeji Adigun on Friday.

In the statement, the party cautioned against continuous illusion and urged the people of the state to be united and get prepared to resist anti-people policies of Makinde-led government.

SPN noted that it rejects the false impression and erroneous belief that the re-election of Makinde as the governor of the state having secured 563,756 votes is the decision of vast majority of the people.

He said that the total figure of votes cast in the election is just about 889,592 out of 3.27million total registered voters in the state, which shows that about 27 percent of the eligible voters participated in the election.

Adigun maintained that as far as SPN is concerned, the outcome of an election which was boycotted by over 70 percent of the electorate cannot be said to be the decision of the majority.


He added that such an outcome can only be best described as a vote of no confidence against all the pro-capitalist politicians including Makinde that participated in the election.

“The Socialist Party of Nigeria, Oyo State Chapter rejects the false impression and erroneous belief that the re-election of Engr Seyi Makinde as the Governor of Oyo State having secured 563, 756 votes in the March 18th gubernatorial election is the decision of vast majority of the Oyo State working people.

“According to the results as announced by the INEC, the total figure of votes cast in the election is just about 889,592 out of 3.27million total registered voters in the State.

“This shows that just about 27 percent of the eligible voters actually participated in the election.

“As far as we are concerned the outcome of an election which was boycotted by over 70 percent of the electorate cannot be said to be the decision of the majority!

“Rather, such an outcome can only be best described as a vote of no confidence against all the pro-capitalist politicians including re-elected Governor Seyi Makinde that participated in the election.

“This is more so when there was a decline in the turnout percentage from 30 percent in 2019 election,” the statement read.

Makinde, who re-contested on the platform of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), had scored 563,756 votes to defeat Senator Teslim Folarin of the All Progressives Congress (APC), who scored 256,685 votes, and Accord candidate, Adebayo Adelabu scored a total of 38,357 votes to emerge as second term Governor of Oyo State.

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