Seyi Makinde, the incumbent governor of Oyo State, has won another term in office, emerging victorious in the gubernatorial election held on Saturday in all 33 local government areas of the state.
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate, Makinde, was declared the winner by the returning officer in the state, Professor Adebayo Bamire, who announced that Makinde defeated all other candidates to win the election.
Bamire, who is also the Vice Chancellor of Obafemi Awolowo University, announced that Makinde secured a total of 563,756 votes, while the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate, Senator Teslim Folarin, scored 256,685 votes. The Accord candidate, Adebayo Adelabu, received a total of 38,357 votes.
Makinde expressed his gratitude to the people of Oyo State and his supporters in the PDP party. He promised to continue working towards the development of the state and improving the lives of its citizens. His victory is a testament to his track record in office and his party’s widespread support in the state.
As the governor of Oyo State, Makinde has implemented various policies aimed at improving the state’s infrastructure, health care, education, and security. His re-election is a mandate from the people of Oyo State for him to continue on this path and bring about significant changes in the state.