The victory of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate Mr. Seyi Makinde at the last governorship polls in Oyo State is being contested by the All Progressive Congress (APC).
In a petition filed before the Oyo State Election Petitions Tribunal by the APC governorship candidate Mr. Adebayo Adelabu alongside the party chairman in the state, Chief Akin Oke, the opposition party is praying the tribunal to overturn Makinde’s victory.
Moments after filing the petition, Mr. Oke said; “I want to repeat what I said concerning the outcome of the last governorship election. First, I want to greet all the people who genuinely voted for us. But where there is a genuine case of fraud, of course why not go to court?
“Do you want us to continue to support fraud? I repeat we will go to court once there are enough grounds to do so.”
After the governorship elections, INEC declared Makonde winner of the governorship election by the state Returning Officer, Prof. Oluwatoyin Ogundipe, on March 10, having polled 515,621 votes to defeat Adelabu, who scored 357,982 votes.