PDP clears Oyo state

The much awaited result of the Oyo state governorship election has been declared.

Seyi Makinde, the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has emerged winner of the Oyo poll.


      Seyi Makinde

Makinde polled 515,621 votes, to defeat Adebayo Adelabu of the All Progressives Congress (APC), who polled 357,982 votes.

The results of all the 33 local government areas of the state were announced at the collation centre of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Ibadan, the state capital.

Oluwatoyin Ogundipe, Returning Officer of the election, went on to declare Makinde as the winner after polling the highest votes.

This is the first South-West state PDP is winning, having lost Ekiti last year.

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