Osun State governor, Senator Ademola Adeleke, has congratulated Engineer Seyi Makinde on his re-election as the governor of Oyo State.
Makinde was declared by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) as the winner of the governorship election conducted in the state last Saturday.
Elected on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), he defeated his closest rival, Senator Teslim Folarin of the All Progressives Congress (APC) with a very margin to be returned as the governor.
Governor Adeleke, in a statement he personally signed, described the outcome of the election as a strong vote of confidence in the performance of Governor Makinde in the last four years.
“I congratulate my brother, Governor Seyi Makinde, on his re-election at the polls.
“Residents of Oyo State have reaffirmed their faith and confidence in his performance.
“They have confirmed the rapid development of Oyo State under the able leadership of my brother, Seyi Makinde.
“On behalf of the people and government of Osun State, I extend our warm felicitation to Governor Makinde,” Adeleke stated.
The Osun State governor also sought for greater partnership with his Oyo State counterpart to foster inter-state infrastructure and socio-economic collaborations.
“I look forward to years of partnership and collaboration between our two states on inter-state infrastructures, among others,” Adeleke stated.
Governor Adeleke described Oyo and Osun states as siamese twins, and called for closer partnership in economic and social affairs between the two states.
Two major contestants in the governorship election in Oyo State, Senator Folarin (APC) and Chief Adebayo Adelabu (Accord), had both earlier acknowledged the victory of Governor Makinde at the polls.
While congratulating Makinde on his electoral victory, Folarin had, however, stated in his congratulatory message that he was still taking a look at the results of the election.
On his own part, Adelabu, in his own congratulatory message to the re-elected governor, admonished him not to disappoint the electorate and the people of Oyo State.