The incumbent governor of Oyo State and the candidate of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, Seyi Makinde has won the gubernatorial election in the state.
He was declared winner by the Independent Electoral Commission, INEC, on Sunday.
Makinde defeated his challengers including Labour Party (LP)’s Akinwale Tayo as well as a serving senator, Teslim Folarin of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Makinde polled 563,756 votes to defeat his closest rival who scored 256,685.
In his declaration of Makinde as winner, INEC’s Returning Officer in the state, Prof Adebayo Simeon said, “That Makinde Oluseyi Abiodun of the PDP, having satisfied the requirement of the law is hereby declared the winner and is returned elected by the Returning Officer, Prof Adebayo Simeon on this day 19th of March 2023.”