Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde, of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has won the governorship election in the State.

Makinde was declared the winner by the electoral commission, INEC, on Sunday 19th, 2023, in Ibadan, the state capital.

Mr. Makinde won in 31 local government areas with a total of 563,756 votes to defeat his closest rival, Teslim Folarin of the All Progressives Congress (APC), who won in two local government areas and scored 256,685 votes.

The governorship candidate of the Accord Party, Adebayo Adelabu, came third in the race with a total of 38,357 votes.

The total results were announced by INEC State Collation Officer, Adebayo Bamire.

Mr. Bamire, the vice-chancellor of Obafemi Awolowo University, announced the PDP governorship candidate as the winner of the election having met the conditions set for the election by Nigerian laws, which made Mr. Makinde reelected Governor of Oyo state.

Story: Ralia Adama