The governorship candidate of the All Progressive Congress (APC) in Oyo State, Mr Adebayo Adelabu has congratulated the winner of Saturday’s governorship election, Mr Seyi Makinde of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
INEC on Sunday night declared Makinde winner of the election after scoring the highest number of votes, 525,621 to beat Adelabu who scored 357, 982.
While congratulating Makinde, Adelabu said his party will study reported cases of malpractice that could have affected the outcome of the election, and decide the next line of action.
His words: “No life is worth being lost for any reason, I sincerely sympathize with the families of the bereaved, May their souls rest in Peace.
“While my party is studying the incidents of violence and various reported cases of electoral malpractices to determine further course of action if necessary, I congratulate Seyi Makinde of PDP.”
The candidate of the African Action Congress (AAC), Mr Akinwale Laosun has also congratulated Makinde, saying he accepts the results announced by INEC.
Laosun, speaking through his Campaign Office, charged the Governor-elect to provide free education, youth employment, good and affordable health care for Oyo people. He also advised him against plunging the state into further debt.
He then prayed that God would grant the governor-elect wisdom and knowledge needed to select selfless individuals who would work assiduously to improve the fortunes of the state.