The Presidential candidate of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, Atiku Abubakar and Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde have congratulated the Osun State Governor- Elect, Senator Ademola Adeleke for his victory at the just concluded governorship election in the state.
Adeleke, was on Sunday declared the winner of the Osun State governorship election to cheers from allies and supporters.
Adeleke, 62, was returned elected by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) after polling 403,371 votes, to defeat his closest rival and incumbent governor, Adegboyega Oyetola, who scored 375,027 votes, as well as 13 other contestants in the race.
He won 17 of the 30 Local Government Areas (LGAs) of the state while Oyetola of the All Progressives Congress (APC) clinched the 13 remaining LGAs.
In a tweet to celebrate his victory, the governor-elect said, “I have brought light to Osun State.”
PDP presidential candidate and former vice president, Atiku Abubakar, said Adeleke’s triumph was a well-fought victory.
He thanked all stakeholders who contributed to the success, as well as felicitated the people of Osun State ‘for proving that power indeed belongs to the people’.
Some governors elected on the PDP platform, including Seyi Makinde of Oyo State, Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto, Bala Mohammed of Bauchi, Godwin Obaseki of Edo, and Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta who is also the party’s vice-presidential candidate, also congratulated the governor-elect.
The Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki in a series of tweets on Twitter congratulated the governor-elect adding that the Osun State people have spoken loud through the ballots by choosing the PDP.
“The people of Osun State have made their choice through the ballot, choosing the PDP and our ideals of equity, unity and progress over the retrogressive policies that have had them in dire straits these past years”, he said.
“We stand with the people of Osun in sending a clear message to Nigerians that we are prepared and ready to rescue them from the hardship and woes that they have been thrown into”
The Sokoto State Governor, Aminu Tambuwal also tweeted.
Bauchi State Governor, Senator Bala Muhammed tweeted.
Delta State Governor, Ifeanyi Okowa tweeted.
Governor Makinde tweeted, “On behalf of the government and the good people of Oyo State, I congratulate the Governor-Elect, Senator Ademola Nurudeen Adeleke and the people of Osun State on this victory. It’s great to have a second PDP flag flying in the southwest.
Truly, power resides with the people.”
A former Senate President, Bukola Saraki, also shared a video of himself with Adeleke’s nephew and music star, Davido, during the period of the collation of results by INEC.
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