Just in: Makinde re-elected as Oyo Governor

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, on Sunday declared 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.

The state Resident Electoral Commission, Tella Adeniran, declared Makinde the winner of the poll on Sunday.

Governor Makinde won in 31 out of the 33 local government areas of the State, polling a total of 563,745 to defeat his closest challenger and candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Senator Teslim Folarin, with 256,685 winning in only two LGAs.

The gubernatorial election, which was held in all the 33 local government areas of the State on Saturday, had three major contenders among others.

They included incumbent Governor Makinde of the PDP, Senator Folarin of the APC, and Adebayo Adelabu of the Accord Party.