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Group asks Adelabu to ‘purge himself of arrogance’ and accept Makinde’s victory

Group asks Adelabu to ‘purge himself of arrogance’ and accept Makinde’s victory
April 18
22:54 2019
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The Oyo Kajola Group (OKG) has asked Adebayo Adelabu, governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Oyo state to accept the outcome of the March 9 election. 

Adelabu, who lost to Seyi Makinde, candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), described the result as shrouded in mystery,.

His party subsequently approached the election tribunal, seeking to upturn Makinde’s victory.

But in a statement signed on Thursday by Taiwo Ogunlade, OKG media coordinator, the group asked Adelabu to “purge himself of flippancy and arrogance,” and drop the claims that the 357,000 votes he garnered at the poll were more than what ushered in the last three successive governors.

“The mental laziness of Adelabu and his team, who could not present a simple fact in the public domain without prevarication, should alarm intelligent people,” the statement read.

“His statement is premised on lies, distortion and needless vainglory typical of a man who cannot learn from history or purge himself of arrogance and flippancy.  It is saddening that a man being praised for his achievements as a banker could deliberately distort facts and resort to lying to dress his failed governorship ambition in borrowed garbs of success.”

The group said Abiola Ajimobi, who won in 2011, won the governorship poll on the platform of the then Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN), polled 420,852 votes, while Adebayo Alao Akala who was first runner-up polled 387,132 votes.

The group, which is loyal to Makinde warned Adelabu to perish the thought of “snatching a mandate freely given by the people of Oyo State to Mr Seyi Makinde of the PDP, as evident in his victory in 28 local governments of the state.”

It added that the people of Oyo state had already closed the chapter of elections and were looking forward to governance under Makinde.

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