25th June 2024
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Makinde’s Re-Election Not Decision Of Majority Of Oyo Residents – SPN

Makinde’s Re-Election Not Decision Of Majority Of Oyo Residents – SPN

The Oyo State chapter of the Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) on Friday said the emergence of Governor Seyi Makinde at the recent gubernatorial election was not a decision of majority of the people of the state.

DAILY POST recalls that Makinde was on Sunday declared the winner of the gubernatorial election held on Saturday.

Makinde, who re-contested on the platform of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), scored a total of 563,756 votes to defeat Senator Teslim Folarin of the All Progressives Congress (APC), who scored 256,685 votes, and Accord candidate, Adebayo Adelabu scored a total of 38,357 votes.

SPN noted that it rejects the false impression and erroneous belief that the re-election of Makinde as the governor of the state having secured 563,756 votes is the decision of vast majority of the people.

In a statement signed by its Secretary, Ayodeji Adigun, the party cautioned against continuous illusion.

Adigun in the statement made available to DAILY POST on Friday, urged the people of the state to be united and get prepared to resist anti-people policies of Makinde-led government.

He said that the total figure of votes cast in the election is just about 889,592 out of 3.27million total registered voters in the state, which shows that about 27 percent of the eligible voters participated in the election.

Adigun then maintained that as far as SPN is concerned, the outcome of an election which was boycotted by over 70 percent of the electorate cannot be said to be the decision of the majority.

He added that such an outcome can only be best described as a vote of no confidence against all the pro-capitalist politicians including Makinde that participated in the election.

“The Socialist Party of Nigeria, Oyo State Chapter rejects the false impression and erroneous belief that the re-election of Engr Seyi Makinde as the Governor of Oyo State having secured 563, 756 votes in the March 18th gubernatorial election is the decision of vast majority of the Oyo State working people.

“According to the results as announced by the INEC, the total figure of votes cast in the election is just about 889,592 out of 3.27million total registered voters in the State.

“This shows that just about 27 percent of the eligible voters actually participated in the election. As far as we are concerned the outcome of an election which was boycotted by over 70 percent of the electorate cannot be said to be the decision of the majority!

“Rather, such an outcome can only be best described as a vote of no confidence against all the pro-capitalist politicians including re-elected Governor Seyi Makinde that participated in the election. This is more so when there was a decline in the turnout percentage from 30 percent in 2019 election,” the statement read.

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