A PDP forum in Oyo state under the auspices of “Political Awareness Group’ (PAG), on Monday, paid a courtesy call on Oyo Deputy Governor, Barrister Abdul-Raheem Adebayo Lawal, at his Bashorun home in Ibadan to congratulate him and his boss, Seyi Makinde, on their recent electoral victory in the March 18th governorship election.
Recall that Makinde was declared winner of the 2023 governorship election in Oyo state after winning 31 local government areas out of the 33 announced by the state’s Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
He polled a total of 563,617 votes while his closest rival, Sen. Teslim Folarin scored 251,230. Adebayo Adelabu of the Accord came a distant third polling 38,757.
The PDP forum in Oyo state, which is predominately made up of Muslims, arrived at the deputy governor’s home at around 4:30 p.m. to present their gift led by its president, Hon. Kunle Sulaiman.
In its statement of congratulations, the forum commended the deputy governor for his efforts towards the course of Islam in the state describing him as an icon to Islam and an asset to Governor Seyi Makinde.
The members wished the deputy governor and his principal, Seyi Makinde, a prosperous term in office, saying that ‘Atiseyi Bayo’.
“Congratulations our Excellency.
“This victory is a well deserved one, haven worked with you day and night traveling all around Oyo state seeing your unrelenting dedication in making Omitutun 2.0 success.
“You are surely an icon to Islam and asset to our Dear Governor. No wonder you’ve always been successful in everything your hands on.
“We wish your Excellency and His Excellency, The Executive Governor of Oyo state a much more successful outing in Omitutun 2.0,” the statement reads.