The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has presented Certificate of Return to the winner of the Osun West Senatorial District bye-election, Ademola Adeleke.
The presentation took place at INEC headquarters in Abuja on Tuesday.
Recall that INEC on Sunday declared Adeleke of the Peoples Democratic Party the winner of the bye-election held in 10 local government areas of the senatorial district.
The winner, who is the younger brother of the late Senator Isiaka Adeleke, polled 97,480 votes to defeat former Senator Mudashiru Hussein of the All Progressives Congress, who scored 66,116 votes.
Adedeji advised citizens to always create the enabling environment for peaceful elections for the commission.
At the presentation, INEC National Commissioner, Prince Adedeji Soyebi, assured that the commission would continue to improve on the conduct of free, fair and credible elections in the country.
He commended the people of Osun West for their peaceful conduct during and after the Saturday election, saying that they have set precedence for Nigeria election.
Speaking, Adeleke commended INEC for conducting the election in a free, fair and credible manner.
He also commended his constituents for their support and the way they created a peaceful atmosphere for the election.
In an interview with journalists, the senator-elect pledged not to disappoint the people of the state that elected him.
He pledged to introduce free medical care and free interest microfinance in his constituency.
The senator-elect said that he was glad for the PDP that gave him a platform to contest and he won.
Adeleke said: “I followed all the electoral process and I was declared unopposed in the primaries until it they started their manipulations.
“I used to be in the Peoples’ Democratic Party and I am back home now.
“My interest was in APC, but it was when I got there, we discovered that they don’t practice democracy.”