The Oyo State governorship candidate of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), in the Saturday’s election, Mr. Adebayo Adelabu, has conceded defeat to the winner of the election, Engineer Seyi Makinde of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Adelabu congratulated Makinde, who was declared as the winner of the gubernatorial election on Sunday.
The Returning Officer, Professor Oluwatoyin Ogundipe, on Sunday evening declared Makinde winner of the election, having secured a total of 515, 621 votes to defeat APC candidate, Mr. Adebayo Adelabu who scored a total of 357,982 votes.
The results indicated that Makinde defeated Adelabu with a total of 157,639 votes.
Adelabu also condoled with the families of those who lost their lives during the election.
The APC candidate disclosed this in a statement he personally signed, copies which were circulated to various media houses Monday morning in Ibadan, the state capital.
The statement read, “My dear people of Oyo State.
“I am full of gratitude to God and to every single one of you for the journey so far. I offered myself up for service for the good of Oyo State. We ran a campaign that was issues based and was above board all through and I am quite proud of that.
“No life is worth being lost for any reason, I sincerely sympathize with the families of the bereaved, May their souls Rest In Peace.
“While my party is studying the incidents of violence and various reported cases of electoral malpractices to determine further course of action if necessary.
“I congratulate Seyi Makinde of PDP.
“God bless Oyo State
“God bless Nigeria”.