The governors of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) have congratulated Ademola Adeleke, the party’s nominee for governor of Osun State, on his victory in the state’s election, which was held on Saturday.
In the early hours of Sunday, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) proclaimed Adeleke the victor of the election that was held throughout the state’s 30 local government areas.
Governor Gboyega Oyetola of the All Progressives Congress (APC), who received 375,027 votes, was defeated by the PDP candidate, who received 403,371 votes.
The state chief executives said that Adeleke’s victory was a message that the APC should leave the Aso Villa in a statement that was signed by Aminu Tambuwal, the chairman of the PDP Governors’ Forum.
They said the people of Osun State reposed their trust and confidence in the governor-elect because they saw his genuine concern for their wellbeing.
The statement read: “This victory is as a result of the sagacity, hardwork, teamwork, skillful campaigns, efficient resource allocation, openness and humility exhibited by the governor-elect.
“He concentrated on issues that mattered most to He concentrated on issues that mattered most to Osun people and they responded in kind, bestowing on him and PDP an earth-shaking victory of historic proportions.
“This victory is a lesson for all. It shows that everyone matters in politics, particularly the electorate. It also confirms the famous dictum that ‘God’s time is the best’.
“We must remain vigilant and anticipate all the antics the dying All Progressives Congress (APC) will come up with. But rest assured that we are all with you in this great effort to reset the trajectory and story of Nigeria, positively.
“The light shone on Osun State in July. It is time for the light to shine on Nigeria, again through the instrumentality of the PDP, come February, 2023.
“We must also congratulate the PDP family led by the Chairman, Dr. Iyorchia Ayu and his team who ensured a credible primary. The PDP Presidential and Vice-Presidential candidates must be applauded for their leadership role.
“Perhaps, a gold medal should be reserved for Senator Douye Diri, Bayelsa State Governor, who served as Chairman of the National Campaign Council and other PDP Governors and stalwarts who played various roles that culminated in this great outcome.
“We extend our congratulations also to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), the election management body, the security agencies, election observers and monitors, the media, and most importantly, the people of Osun State, who not only voted but ensured that their votes were counted and count.”
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