The March 9 Gubernatorial and State Assembly election has been marred by different issues and irregularities causing cancellation of polls in some states while some the election in some has been declared inconclusive and winners have also emerged in some states.
In the southwest region of the country, where the gubernatorial election was conducted in Lagos, Ogun and Oyo states, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has already announced winners in these states.
Meanwhile, in Oyo state, the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Seyi Makinde, has been declared winner of the Oyo State governorship election.
The PDP candidate won 28 out of the 33 local governments in the state, leaving the All Progressives Congress (APC) with only five.
Makinde received 515, 621 votes to defeat his closest rival from the APC, Adebayo Adelabu, who polled 357, 982 votes with the margin of defeat at 157,639 votes.
The African Democratic Congress’ (ADC) candidate, Olufemi Lanlehin, despite quitting the race to endorse the PDP candidate, came third with 12,375.
Also, the former governor, Adebayo Akala, who was the candidate of the Action Democratic Party (ADP) before he defected to the APC, also received votes totaling 8,664 to come a distant fourth position.
However, the incumbent Gover of the state, Abiola Ajimobi, has reached out to the Governor-elect, Seyi Makinde, admonishing him to adjust and improve on the bad things he (Ajimobi) did.
Ajimobi, who gave the admonition and warning yesterday in his office, said that the recent violent actions embarked upon by some hoodlums in the state would not be condoned.
This is in reaction to the the recent violence in the state which also led to the death of Rep. Temitope Olatoye (ADP-Akinyele/Lagelu).
He said that the administration’s tenure would expire on May 29 and that it would not relent in ensuring the security of lives and property.
“This administration’s tenure ends on May 29. Between now and that time, we will ensure peace and tranquility which is the hallmark of our administration. It was eight years of peace, security, safety and development. We won’t allow Oyo State return to the days of brigandage. This is antithetical to development,” he said.
Ajimobi urged the governor-elect, Makinde to follow the path of peace and encourage people.
“Even if we have done bad things in some areas, we have done many good things that outweighed those supposed bad things. The fact that we lost in the election does not mean we should throw away the baby with the bath water. I think there are good things he can learn from us and good things we will be ready to give him to take from. And for the bad ones, let him adjust and improve on them,” Ajimobi said.
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