The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Oyo state has urged Governorship candidates of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Senator Teslim Folarin and Accord, Chief Bayo Adelabu to display the spirit of sportsmanship and brotherliness, and issue an official statement to accept the undebatable defeat to Governor Seyi Makinde.
This was as the ruling party also stated that politics is a game that has to be won stressing that as long as all candidates are brothers from Ibadanland, Makinde’s victory also belongs to them urging them to embrace the reality of Omituntun 2.0.
A press statement by the Publicity Secretary of PDP in Oyo state, Akeem Olatunji on behalf of the party, claimed that results gathered from both the Seyi Makinde’s situation room and that of the ruling party clearly shows landslide victory for the governor who is currently leading with a very wide margin across the 33 local governments.
Despite the PDP claims, InsideOyo.com reports that the electoral umpire is yet to official announce the winner of the gubernatorial race in the state.
While commending the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and security agencies for the peaceful conduct of the exercise and adequate security provided throughout the state, the party specially congratulates Governor Seyi Makinde in advance.
Olatunji, however appealed to INEC to also pay attention to the wild jubilation in town across all the geopolitical zones in the state to fully understand that today’s election exercise was all about the people themselves who have consciously awaken to the reality of their rights and powers in the entire political development process.
“We want to say that this election was a keenly contested one by all parties and their candidates but in the end, the ultimate will of the God through the good people of Oyo state has prevailed as manifested in the results obtained so far from all the polling units, wards, and 33 local government areas of the state.
“In the light of this, we want to state unequivocally that even though there hasn’t been an official declaration by INEC yet, we are fully abreast of the results from the 33 local government which clearly reflect the wish and decision of the good people of Oyo state.
“We therefore, call on our brothers, the Governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Senator Teslim Folarin and Accord, Chief Bayo Adelabu to in the spirit of sportsmanship and brotherliness put a call through to His Excellency, Governor Seyi Makinde to personally congratulate him.
“This act will not only be remarkable in our political history but also send a strong message to political supporters and followers that politics is a game that is never worth the life or blood of anyone because in the end, it is the choice of the people that ‘ll have the day.
“While also congratulating all PDP leaders, members, support groups, volunteers for their efforts on the journey so far, we urge them to remain peaceful, orderly, and calm across various local government coalition centres in the state as we await the official announcement of today’s results even though the wild jubilation in town has clearly shown the position of the electorates.” Olatunji stated.