President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated Senator Ademola Adeleke, candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) following victory of the party in Saturday’s gubernatorial election in Osun State.
According to a statement issued in Abuja on Sunday by the Special Adviser to the President (Media and Publicity), Mr. Femi Adesina, with the election over, the President expressed conviction that the people of Osun had expressed their will through the ballot adding that the will of the people must always matter and be respected in a democracy.
President Buhari noted that the successful conduct of the election was a further testimony to the maturity and commitment of all stakeholders – the electoral body, security agencies, political parties, the media, civil society and the electorate to further strengthen the integrity of the electoral process in the country.
The President reassured the nation that the commitment of this administration towards having credible elections remained unshaken.
The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC had declared Senator Ademola Adeleke of the PDP as the winner of yesterday’s Governorship election held in Osun State having satisfied the requirements of the law.
Adeleke and the PDP polled 403,371 to defeat Oyetola and the APC with 375,027 votes, while Lasun Yusuf of Labour Party, LP polled 2,729.
Adeleke won in 17 local government areas against Oyetola’s 13 to returned the stated votes.
Photo: Senator Ademola Adeleke, Osun State Governor-elect.
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