Polls: Ajimobi Accepts Defeat, Lauds Peaceful Conduct

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Governor Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State.

By; BAYO AKAMO, Ibadan.

Governor Abiola Ajimobi and the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Oyo South Senatorial District in last Saturday’s Presidential and National Assembly elections on Monday said he has accepted his loss to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)

The governor who stated this in a statement by his  Special Adviser on Communication and Strategy, Mr Bolaji Tunji,  expressed appreciation to the people of Oyo state for their peaceful conduct and large turnout during the elections.

Governor Ajimobi disclosed that  the loss of Oyo South Senatorial seat “would not deter him from his firm resolve and that of the APC to work hard for the party’s victory in the governorship election.”

“The results of the Oyo South Senatorial District election have been released by INEC (Independent National Electoral Commission) indicating that I lost to the PDP (Peoples Democratic Party) candidate. I hereby accept the result as announced.”, he said.

Governor Ajimobi added, “although, there were a number of grievous infractions and established electoral malpractices, I have decided to let go in the interest of peace. I, therefore, congratulate the declared winner, Hon Kola Balogun and our APC Senators-elect, Abdulfatai Buhari and Teslim Folarin.”

“If I lose the ticket and the party was able to gain, then it is nothing to feel sad about. APC has done well but we can always do better. If we won two out of the three Senatorial seats and we picked nine out of 14 federal constituency seats, then we should congratulate ourselves.”

Governor Ajimobi  described his  loss of the Oyo South Senatorial ticket Seat as unfortunate, but noted that no sacrifice was too much for a leader to make, saying,  the loss of Oyo South Senatorial seat would not deter him from his firm resolve and that of the APC to work hard for the

The governor however expressed appreciation to the people of the state for their peaceful conduct and large turnout during the elections.saying, from the results released so far nationwide, the APC was coasting home to victory.

Congratulating  the APC and its candidates in the state for  picking nine out of the available 14 Federal Constituency seats and two out of the three Senatorial seats, the governor said “we appreciate our people for coming out last Saturday, which led to APC winning two, out of the three Senatorial and nine out of the 14 Federal Constituency, seats in the state.”

“The victory has shown the unassailable leadership of the APC in Oyo State. It has also shown that our people are appreciative of the developmental strides of the APC in the state and the country at large. We have taken Oyo State to an unprecedented level in terms of massive infrastructural renewal. Most importantly, we have ensured peace in the state.”

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