Governor Adegboyega Oyetola of Osun has appealed to his supporters to remain calm after he lost his re-election to Sen. Ademola Ademola.
Oyetola said this in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Ismail Omipidan, on Sunday in Osogbo.
He said the All Progressives Congress (APC) had taken cognisance of the results of the governorship election as announced by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Sunday.
The governor, however, noted that the party would be responding appropriately after studying the results and consulting with critical stakeholders of the party.
Oyetola called on his supporters to remain calm, and the people of the state to go about their businesses without let or hindrance.
The governor also called on security operatives to ensure maintenance of law and order.
Oyetola also directed security operatives to take adequate charge so as to prevent breakdown of law and order.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), on Sunday morning declared Adeleke as the winner of the Saturday’s governorship election in the state.
Announcing the results at the INEC Collation Centre, Prof Oluwatoyin Ogundipe, who was the Returning Officer, said that Adeleke polled 403,371 votes to defeat his closet rival, Gov. Gboyega Oyetola, the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), who scored 375,027 votes.
NAN reports that the PDP won in 17 local government areas, while APC won in 13.
The 13 local government areas won by APC are; Ilesa East, Ayedaade, Boripe, Ifedayo, Ife Central, Boripe, Ola-Oluwa, Iwo, Isokan, Irewole, Atakumosa East and Ife East.
While the 17 local government areas won by PDP are; Boluwaduro, Osogbo, Ila, Atakumosa West, Ifelodun, Ilesa West, Odo-Otin, Obokun, Orolu, Olorunda, Ife North, Irepodun, Oriade, Ede South, Ejigbo, Ede North and Egbedore.