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Oyo Elections: Makinde Defeats Adelabu, As PDP Wins Majority Seat In House Of Assembly

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Oyo Elections: Makinde Defeats Adelabu, As PDP Wins Majority Seat In House Of Assembly

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There was jubilation in Ibadan, Oyo State capital, as INEC declared the Peoples Democratic Party candidate, Seyi Makinde, winner of Saturday’s governorship election in the state.

INEC Returning Officer in the state, Prof Oluwatoyin Ogundipe, declared the result on Sunday evening at the State headquarters of INEC in Ibadan.

Ogundipe, said Makinde scored 515 , 621 votes to defeat his closest rival, Adebayo Adelabu of the All Progressives Congress who garnered 357,982 votes.

The Returning Officer, who is the Vice Chancellor of the University of Lagos, disclosed that the PDP candidate won in 28 of the 33 local government areas of the state while Adelabu of APC won in five local government areas.

Meanwhile, the Peoples Democratic Party has garnered a majority of the seats at the Oyo State House of Assembly.

The party won 26 of the total assembly seats, while the ruling APC managed to win five of the seats.

The last seat went to the Action Democratic Party, ADP, as the house has 32 members.

The Oyo State Resident Electoral Commissioner, Mutiu Agboke, who confirmed the results, said the results have already been declared at the different local government headquarters.

He also said that the supplementary election for the federal constituency was also won by PDP’s Ajibola Muraina.

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