Osun State governor, Rauf Aregbesola, on Friday described as mentally unstable those who openly protested in Abuja on Friday the recent declaration of the All Progressive Congress APC candidate, Oyetola as the winner of the recent gubernatorial poll in the state. The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had announced Oyetola as governor-elect after a supplementary election in which he defeated the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Ademola Adeleke, by a slim margin of less that 500 votes. Some PDP leaders, however, have kicked against this, especially since Adeleke won in the first ballot before it was declared inconclusive. The PDP national Chairman, Uche Secondus, on Friday morning led some party chieftains on a protest at the INEC headquarters in Abuja. At the protest were Senate President, Bukola Saraki; presidential hopeful and Sokoto State governor, Aminu Tambuwal; Ekiti governor, Ayodele Fayose; another presidential aspirant, Sule Lamido; Senator Dino Melaye; and others. But, Aregbesola, who brought Oyetola to visit President Muhammadu Buhari at the Aso Rock Villa, shortly after the protests, said it was irresponsible of those who participated in the protests to do so, knowing that the outcome of the election is currently been contested in court. Aregbesola, who was accompanied by his Kano State counterpart and chairman of the APC Osun governorship campaign council chairman, Umar Ganduje, added that Oyetola won the election convincingly, and those engaging in street protests need psychiatric attention. Ganduje in his remarks, also insisted that Oyetola won the Osun poll “overwhelmingly”.
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