Appeal Court Affirms Seyi Makinde's Election As Oyo Governor

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Monday, November 11, 2019   / 05:07PM /   By OYSG & ChannelsTV  /   Header Image Credit: iconfinder


The elected Governor of Oyo State, Engr. Seyi Makinde, has called on Oyo Citizens and all his supporter of democracy across the country of his commitment to serve out his mandate in the best interest of ths state.


Reacting to the varying news headlines on the outcome of the result of the appeal court ruling today, Makinde asked his followers to ignore the sensationalism of the headlines, that no court has ruled against him.


The Court of Appeal sitting in Ibadan has affirmed the victory of Engr. Seyi Makinde of the People's Democratic Party (PDP) in the Oyo State governorship election.


The court upheld the decision of the Governorship Election Petitions Tribunal, which declared Governor Seyi Makinde as the winner of the March 09, 2019 poll, in a unanimous judgement delivered by Justice Abubakar Yahaya this Monday.


It dismissed the appeal filed by the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the election, Mr Adebayo Adelabu.


Engr. Seyi Makinde a widely accepted Governor, scored a total of 515,621 votes to beat Adebayo Adelabu, his closest rival and candidate of the All Progressives Congress, who polled a total of 357,982 votes, a margin too wide for any court to upturn.


The governor said "I urge you all to go about your normal businesses, we won't be distracted in our quest to make Oyo State, a model State where good governance and leadership will be the order of the day."


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