The PDP presidential candidate and former vice president, Atiku Abubakar, has congratulated the PDP candidate, Ademola Adeleke, who was on Sunday declared the winner of the Osun State governorship election to cheers from allies and supporters.
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’.
Light has come to Osun. Congratulations, Sen. @AAdeleke_01, on a well-fought victory. Also, hearty congratulations to the @OfficialPDPNig family and all stakeholders who came together to make this possible. pic.twitter.com/351DHsmY6C
— Atiku Abubakar (@atiku) July 17, 2022
Some governors elected on the PDP platform, including Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto, Bala Mohammed of Bauchi, and Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta who is also the party’s vice-presidential candidate, also congratulated the governor-elect.
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.
Imole de! #OsunDecides2022 pic.twitter.com/xtpOsajWdN
— Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki (@bukolasaraki) July 16, 2022
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, Governor Adegboyega Oyetola, who scored 375,027 votes, as well as 13 other contestants in the race.
Besides, he won 17 of the 30 Local Government Areas (LGAs) of the state while Oyetola of the All Progressives Congress (APC) clinched the remaining LGAs.
In a tweet to celebrate his victory, the governor-elect said, “I have brought light to Osun State.”
I have brought light to Osun State. #osundecided
— Ademola Adeleke (@AAdeleke_01) July 17, 2022
The Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, also congratulated the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Senator Ademola Adeleke on his victory in the Osun State Governorship election.
In a statement, the governor said the people have chosen PDP’s values of equity, unity and progress over retrogressive policies that have had them in dire straits for years.
According to him, “I congratulate the candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Senator Ademola Adeleke, on his victory in the Osun 2022 governorship election.
“The people of Osun State have made their choices 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 continued: “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.
“We thank the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for sustaining the electoral reforms which started in the September 19, 2020 Edo State governorship election. These reforms have ensured a peaceful, fair and credible conduct of the election, which gave the people the freedom to elect their preferred candidate.
“As a party, we remain steadfast in our commitment to rescue Nigeria and are, by this victory, fired up to go into the 2023 general elections to win.”