By Godson Ikiebey-
The governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Saturday, March 11, 2019 governorship election in Oyo State, Adebayo Adelabu, has reacted to his loss.
Congratulating Seyi Makinde of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), whom he lost to, Adelabu said that his party was still studying the incidents of violence and reported electoral malpractices during the election to know the next line of action.
Makinde who polled 515,621 votes was declared by Oluwatoyin Ogundipe, returning officer for the election and Vice Chancellor, University of Lagos as the winner of the election over Adelabu who scored 357,982 votes.
In a statement he personally signed, Makinde sympathised with the families of those who lost their lives during the election.
About two people including a federal lawmaker were killed in Ibadan during the elections.
The statement read:
“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”.