President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Governor-elect of Osun State, Adegboyega Isiaka Oyetola, for winning the keenly contested governorship election.
A statement issued by Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, on Friday said President Buhari extends warm felicitations to the state and national campaign teams that worked assiduously to guarantee the victory at the polls, while commending the outgoing Governor, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola for eight years of steadfastness and service to his people.
“Thank you Osun State for supporting our good governance agenda by re-electing the APC. I assure you that we will continue to work for the progress and prosperity of the state and the nation,” he said.
The President urged Oyetola to always remember that the electorate expects unreserved commitment to delivering results that directly impact their lives and families.
Oyetola was declared winner of the election by INEC after the rerun elections on Thursday but the Peoples Democratic Party and its candidate, Senator Ademola Adeleke, have rejected the results, alleging massive irregulrities including violence on voters, journalists and observers.
According to the PDP, democracy came under seige in the election but President Buhari described the election as successful, saying it further strengthens the democratic culture in the country, extolling INEC for, “once again, making the country proud.”
President Buhari commended the maturity, loyalty and courage of all contestants in putting in their best to be elected to serve the state, urging them to seek redress in court, where they disagree with the outcome.
The APC was declared winner with with 255,505 votes. PDP scored a total of 255,023 votes.