The incumbent Governor of Oyo State, Seyi Makinde is in the early lead in the March 18 poll conducted in the South-West state with victory in 17 of the 18 local government election results announced so far by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
His closest contender Teslim Folarin of the All Progressives Congress (APC) won in one LGA.
Of the 33 local governments in the state, 18 LG results have been collated so far by the electoral umpire, with 15 more to go.
Makinde, the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), is seeking reelection after his four-year term.
He is seeking reelection with 15 others including Labour Party (LP)’s Akinwale Tayo as well as a serving senator, Teslim Folarin of the All Progressives Congress.
Makinde is the last of the PDP G5 or Integrity Group with an election. Already, Governors Okezie Ikpeazu (Abia), Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi (Enugu) and Samuel Ortom (Benue), who have been in office for eight years each, all lost their senatorial bid while Nyesom Wike (Rivers) who is also completing his second term as Governor didn’t run for any elective post.
With the defeat of three of his comrades, all eyes are now on Makinde in the March 18 poll.
Source: Channels TV