Oyo Governor Extends Hands Of Fellowship To Opponents


Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State has extended an olive branch to his co-contestants in the Oyo guber election.

Makinde of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) ran against the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Senator Teslim Folarin and Bayo Adelabu Penkelemesi of the Accord Party and others.

The governor made the gesture on Saturday while speaking on a live radio programme in Ibadan.

“As for my co-contestants, let us sit together and join hands together to move our state forward.

“I want to tell you that God has destined me to win and it could be your turn tomorrow.

“In the next four years, another person will become the governor.

“So, let’s work together in the best interest of our state,” he added.

Makinde, who is the incumbent governor, was declared the winner of the governorship election held across Oyo State on Saturday, March 18, 2023.

He was announced as the winner on Sunday by the Oyo State Chief Collation Officer, Professor Adebayo Bamire after receiving a total votes of 563,756 to defeat his closest rival in a landslide, Senator Teslim Folarin of the APC, who polled 256,675 votes while Accord governorship candidate, Bayo Adelabu garnered 38,357.

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