Oyetola Speaks, Reveals Next Plan after Losing Osun Governorship Election to PDP's Adeleke

Oyetola Speaks, Reveals Next Plan after Losing Osun Governorship Election to PDP's Adeleke

  • Governor Oyetola has urged his supporters to be calm after Adeleke of the PDP defeated him in the just concluded guber election
  • The Osun state governor also said the APC is studying the results of the election and will soon take appropriate action
  • Adeleke in his first statement after defeating Governor Oyetola said he has brought light to the southwestern state

Osun state - Adegboyega Oyetola, the governor of Osun, has urged his supporters to be calm following the emergence of the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party(PDP), Senator Ademola Adeleke, as the winner of the state's governorship election.

Oyetola said he has taken cognisance of the results of the governorship election announced by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Sunday, July 17, The Nation reported.

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Governor Oyetola said the results of the Osun governorship election are currently being studied before actions will be taken. Photo credit: Wale Akinola
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A statement by the Chief Press Secretary to Oyetola, Ismail Omipidan, noted the party would be responding appropriately after studying the results and consulting with critical stakeholders of the party.

He called on his supporters to remain calm, and the people of the State to go about their businesses without let or hindrance.

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The governor also called on security operatives to ensure the maintenance of law and order. He directed security operatives to take adequate charge to prevent the breakdown of law and order.

Road deserted in Oyetola's hometown as INEC declares Adeleke winner

Meanwhile, it is a mourning period for the people of Iragbiji in Osun as their son, Gboyega Oyetola, lost his second term bid as the governor of the southwestern state.

In the early hours of Sunday, July 17, photos taken by Legit.ng's correspondent show the town in a sleepy mode as roads were deserted.

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Though Iragbiji people and others in the Boripe local government area gave Oyetola 21,205 votes, it was not enough to make him the Osun governor for the second term.

Adeleke makes first statement after defeating Oyetola in Osun governorship election

Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Senator Adeleke reacted to his victory in the 2022 governorship election in Osun state.

Shortly after he was announced as the winner of the poll by INEC, Adeleke took to his verified Twitter page to send a message to his followers and other Nigerians on the social media platform.

"I have brought light to Osun State," he tweeted.

Source: Legit.ng

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