I’m humbled by Osun voters support – Adeleke
OBIORA IFOH, Abuja
The All Progressives Congress, APC, has called the bluff of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and insisted that the era of subverting the will of the people ended with the last government of the Peoples Democratic Party.
The APC while reacting to PDP’s denouncement of the Osun inconclusive election, the ruling party hailed the Osun electorate; Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC); security agencies and relevant stakeholders over the conduct of Saturday’s governorship election in the state which it said was largely peaceful despite some reported irregularities.
Ag. National Publicity Secretary, Yekini Nabena in a statement said, “While we continue to improve on our electoral processes, particularly correcting some irregularities witnessed in Saturday’s election, the APC commends the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration which has continually exhibited its commitment to ensuring that elections are more peaceful, transparent, credible and acceptable.
“This is a departure from the situation under past Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) administrations where the people’s will was subverted and elections where manipulated. We hereby reject the PDP’s baseless calls that the inconclusive Osun governorship election is announced in its favour.
“In the lead up to the rerun election, we call on the Osun electorate, party supporters and members to remain upbeat and focused on the task of consolidating on the APC Change administration in the state by voting for the victory of our candidate, Gboyega Oyetola.”
Meanwhile, PDP’s candidate for Osun governorship election, Senator Ademola Adeleke has expressed profound appreciation and gratitude to Osun electorate for their kind support in Saturday’s election.
In a statement he signed, Senator Adeleke said the widespread support he garnered across the state humbled him, declaring that he was honoured to have won considerable votes across all local governments of the state.
He said, “I sent my appreciation through this medium to Osun voters who find me worthy of their votes. Your votes humbled me and further strengthen my resolve to truly serve our people.
“Despite all the blackmails and persecution, you stood by me, you voted for me and you defended your votes.You adopted me as the rallying point of the redemption movement. Words cannot express the depth of my appreciation”, Adeleke said.
“We will get to the promised land. It started well and it will end in praise to our dear God. Let us rededicate ourselves to the struggle.You have proved that with determination, the most powerful tyrant can be forced to submit to the will of the people. I appreciate you all”, the statement concluded.
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