INEC Declares PDP’s Seyi Makinde Winner of Oyo 2023 Governorship Election after Final Collation of Results
- The winner has finally emerged in the 2023 governorship election in Oyo state which was keenly contested by Seyi Makinde and Teslim Folarin
- Adebayo Bamire, the returning officer, declared Governor Makinde the winner on Saturday, March 19
- According to Bamire, PDP's Makinde polled 563,756 votes to defeat his closest rival, Teslim Folarin of the All Progressives Congress (APC), who garnered 256,685 votes
Ibadan, Oyo State - The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has officially declared Seyi Makinde, the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), as the winner of the 2023 governorship election in Oyo state.
Adebayo Bamire, the returning officer, declared Governor Makinde the winner after the official collation of results in Ibadan, the Oyo state capital, on Sunday, March 19.
Legit.ng gathers that Makinde polled 563,756 votes to defeat his closest rival, Teslim Folarin of the All Progressives Congress (APC), who garnered 256,685 votes.
"I, Adebayo Bamire, the returning officer, hereby, declare that Makinde Oluseyi of the People's Democratic Party (PDP), having satisfied the requirements of the law, is hereby declared the winner and he is returned elected,” Bamire, the returning officer, said.
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Meanwhile, the result for Oyo state is the first to be declared in the 2023 governorship elections conducted across 28 states on Saturday, March 18.
The collation of results by INEC officials is still ongoing in many states across the country at the time of filing this report.
Oyo 2023 governorship election: Final result
- Accord Party - 38,357
- APC - 256,685
- Labour Party - 1500
- PDP - 563,756
- Total valid votes - 874,672
- Rejected votes - 14,920
- Total votes cast - 889,592
2023 governorship election in Oyo state: Nigerians predict who will win in Legit Poll
Meanwhile, a poll conducted by Legit.ng before the Oyo state governorship election predicted Makinde would win the poll.
In the Twitter poll, 67.8% of the respondents said Governor Makinde, the candidate of the APC will win the election while 23.1% went for Folarin of the APC.
The remaining 9.1% said the governorship candidate of the Accord Party, Adelabu, will win the poll.