Governor Ademola Adeleke of Osun State has congratulated Seyi Makinde, the Oyo State governor-elect and current governor on his victory in the March 18, 2023, gubernatorial election.
Adeleke described the outcome of the Oyo gubernatorial election as a strong vote of confidence in Makinde’s performance in the last four years in a personally signed statement made available on Monday in Osogbo.
The statement which called for closer partnership in economic and social affairs between the two states also described both states as Siamese twins.
Recall that in July 2022, Governor Seyi Makinde had also congratulated Adeleke who was then Osun governor-elect on his victory at the Osun State gubernatorial election.
Adeleke in the congratulatory statement, said, “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 Makindes.
”On behalf of the people and government of Osun State, I extend our warm felicitation to Governor Makinde. I look forward to years of partnership and collaboration between our two states on inter-state infrastructures among others”, Governor Adeleke stated.
Seyi Makinde, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate in Oyo defeated Teslim Folarin of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adebayo Adelabu of the Accord Party, Taofeeq Akinwale of the Labour Party and others to clinch the Oyo top job for a second term.