Teslim Folarin, an APC candidate for governor in Oyo State, congratulated Seyi Makinde, the incumbent governor and PDP candidate, on his victory in the recently completed Saturday election on Monday.
Makinde reportedly received 563,756 votes, beating Folarin of the APC, who received 256,685 votes, and Adebayo Adelabu of the Accord Party, who received 38,357 votes.
“Makinde Oluseyi, having satisfied the requirement of the law, is declared winner of the poll,” state collation officer and vice-chancellor of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Adebayo Bamire said on Sunday at the state Independent National Electoral Commission’s collation center. “.
“In line with the official pronouncement of the Independent National Electoral Commission, I hereby congratulate Seyi Makinde,” Folarin wrote in a statement he personally signed on Monday.
“I would like to express my sincere gratitude to the Oyo State electorate for their support of all APC candidates on February 25 and March 18, respectively. God’s blessings be with you all.
“To whom much is given, much shall be required. On this note, I would like to express my sincere gratitude to the leaders and members of our great party, the APC, the coalition parties, the candidates of other political parties who supported us, the volunteers, the press, as well as the general public who helped with the Itesiwaju Ipinle Oyo 2023 project.
“In addition, I commend the members of the 2023 Oyo state APC Presidential and Governorship Campaign Council for running the most effective issue-based campaigns ever. We appreciate your utmost commitment, devotion, and loyalty to the cause. “.
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