Seyi Makinde, the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Oyo State has won the governorship election in Oyo State.

Makinde was declared the winner by the electoral commission, INEC, on Sunday in Ibadan, the state capital.

Makinde won in 31 local government areas with a total of 563,756 votes to defeat his closest rival, Teslim Folarin of the All Progressives Congress (APC), who won in two local government areas and scored 256,685 votes.


The governorship candidate of the Accord Party, Adebayo Adelabu, came third in the race with a total of 38,357 votes.

The total results were announced by INEC State Collation Officer, Adebayo Bamire.

Bamire, the vice-chancellor of Obafemi Awolowo University, announced the PDP governorship candidate as the winner of the election having met the conditions set for the election by Nigerian laws.

He said a total of 14,920 votes were rejected of the 889,592 votes cast.