The governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress in Saturday’s election in Oyo State, Adebayo Adelabu, has congratulated the winner, Mr. Seyi Makinde of the Peoples Democratic Party.
Part of the statement that he released read, “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.”
The Oyo State Governor-Elect, Mr Seyi Makinde, on his part said he owed his victory to the people who stood up against what he described as the fleecing of the state treasury in collusion with external forces.
He, however, hinted that his administration would not hammer on the alleged mismanagement, but would rather focus on policies that would move the state forward.
He spoke on Monday while delivering a “Thank You Address” at his home in Ikolaba, Ibadan.
He said, “In your valour, you stood up against what you perceived to be the mismanagement of your common patrimony brought about by collusion forces outside our shores to fleece our treasury, among other obvious misdemeanours.
“Well, there is no need crying over spilled milk and it is for us to move forward together, and for me to fulfil my campaign promises to you in the clear understanding that we will take realistic decisions together…I will not disappoint you.”
Makinde also thanked a former governor of the state, Alhaji Rashidi Ladoja, for leading the coalition of some governorship candidates who stepped down for him.