OSUN State governor, Mr. Rauf Aregbesola, on Sunday, congratulated the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate in the Saturday Osun West Senatorial bye-election, Dr. Ademola Adeleke, submitting that “Osun people have spoken,” judging by the result of the poll.
Adeleke, the PDP flag bearer in the exercise, defeated his counterpart in the All Progressive Congress (APC), Senator Mudashiru Hussain, winning in 9 out of 10 local government areas in the senatorial district.
Adeleke described his victory as the dawn of better future for the people of Osun State and all the lovers of democracy in Nigeria.
The governor, who in a tweet on Sunday afternoon, congratulated Adeleke, stated, “democracy has won and we respect the peoples’choice.”
In another development, chairman of the PDP in Osun State, Hon Soji Adagunodo has lauded citizens and residents of the state for their tremendous supports before and during the poll, which he noted, spurred the party’s candidate to victory..
Reacting to the outcome of the election in a statement made available to newsmen on Sunday, Adagunodo said the party was conscious of the fact that out of several alternatives, Osun people decided to give PDP the mandate to represent them in the upper chambers.
“We thank you for honouring the memories of the first Executive Governor of Osun State, late Senator Isiaka Adetunji Adeleke, by voting in his equally competent younger brother, Otunba Nurudeen Ademola Adeleke, who is determined to serve you, even better.”
“We appreciate the confidence you reposed in the PDP as a party committed to good governance and development, true service and respect for human dignity in our dear state,” the statement concluded.
Similarly, during a chat with journalists in his Ede country home on Sunday, the Senator-elect, Dr Ademola Adeleke, noted that his victory symbolised a brighter future for PDP in the state.
He, however, reassured that all his pre-election campaign promises, including the implementation of N250million scholarship scheme, would be fulfilled so that indigent and brilliants students and youths in Osun West Senatorial District would have assess to quality education, stressing that N5 million per ward scholarship scheme would soon take off in the district.