The southwest Leader of the New Nigerian People’s Party (NNPP), Alhaji Adebisi Olopoeyan has congratulated the Oyo State Governor, ‘Seyi Makinde on his victory in the governorship election held on Saturday, March 18, 2023.
Makinde was returned elected by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) after polling 563,756 votes, to defeat his closest rival, Senator Teslim Folarin of the All Progressives Congress (APC), who scored 256,685 votes and 14 other contestants in the race.
In his statement, the NNPP leader said: “Oyo State governorship election is over, the winner has been declared by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in the person of ‘Seyi Makinde, candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
“I hereby congratulate the winner of the election and the people of Oyo State. Politics is a game and election is a contest. We all played politics but ‘Seyi Makinde won the contest. The result is the will of the people and we politicians need to respect it.
“I congratulate Governor Makinde, I prayed he enjoyed his next four years peacefully.
“I commend INEC, our security agencies, and all the political parties that contested the election for creating the environment which enabled the election to be conducted peacefully”, he added.