Osun State governor Adegboyega Oyetola has said the leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state will respond to the outcome of Saturday’s governorship poll after studying the result declared by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
Oyetola said this in a statement released by his Chief Press Secretary Ismail Omipidan on Sunday.
The governor urged his supporters to remain calm after he lost to Ademola Adeleke of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Adeleke emerged the winner of the just concluded Osun gubernatorial election after defeating his closest challenger, Oyetola, and 13 other candidates, polling a total of 403,371 votes.
Oyetola got 375,027 votes and won in 13 local government areas of the state to come second in the election.
Reacting to the development, Oyetola who was the APC’s governorship candidate in the election called on his supporters to remain calm.
He also urged the people of the state to go about their businesses without let or hindrance.
Parts of the statement read, “Governor Adegboyega Oyetola has taken cognisance of the results of the governorship election in the state as announced by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, on Sunday.
“He, however, noted that the party would be responding appropriately after studying the results and consulting with critical stakeholders of the party.
“The governor also called on security operatives to ensure maintenance of law and order. He has, therefore, directed security operatives to take adequate charge so as to prevent break down of law and order.”
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