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The All Progressives Congress in Oyo State on Sunday held its governorship congress at the Lekan Salami Stadium, Ibadan, where a former Central Bank of Nigeria Deputy Governor, Adebayo Adelabu, emerged as the winner after other contestants stepped down for his candidacy.
After the likes of Joseph Tegbe, and other aspirants willingly stepped down from the race, Adeniyi Akintola (SAN) refused to do so as he was adamant on a full primary. During the course of the election, the legal icon announced his withdrawal from the race. A former governor in the state, Adebayo Alao-Akala had on Saturday announced that he would not be part of the primary.
In the same vein, The Peoples Democratic Party in Oyo State also held its governorship primary at the Obafemi Awolowo Stadium on Sunday where Seyi Makinde, beat other aspirants to clinch the party ticket for the 2019 governorship election.
Makinde beat his closest rival, Senator Ayo Adeseun from Ogbomoso, although the senator in the last assembly left the venue of the primary, citing tampering with the delegates’ list as a reason. The primary was executed by officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission and the representatives of the PDP from the national secretariat.
Makinde in his acceptance speech said notwithstanding the victory, there was a lot of work for the party ahead of the general elections.
“We know the daunting and challenging work ahead of all of us when, by His Grace, we win the governorship election on March 2, 2019.”