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Makinde re-elected as Oyo governor

The Independent National Electoral Commission on Sunday declared Seyi Makinde, the Oyo State Governor and candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Seyi Makinde, as the winner of Saturday’s governorship election in the state.

Makinde polled 563,756 votes to beat his close rival Teslim Folarin of All Progressive Congress who scored 256,685 votes, while Adebayo Adelabu of Accord Party scored 38,357 votes.

“That Makinde Oluseyi having satisfied the requirement of the law is declared winner of the poll,” The state Returning Officer, Olusola Kehinde, said.

Makinde won 31 out of the 33 local government areas in the state, while Folarin came second by winning two local governments of Irepo and Ore-lope.

Makinde, who was seeking re-election, on Saturday, contested against Folarin, a three-term Senator, and Adebayo Adelabu of Accord Party, who is a former deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria.

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