President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated Senator Ademola Adeleke, candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), following victory of the party in Saturday’s gubernatorial election in Osun State.
Adeleke secured the highest number of votes in the election, polling a total 403, 371 votes to defeat incumbent Governor Adeboyega Oyetola of the All Progressives Congress, who scored 371,027.
INEC Returning Officer, Oluwatoyin Ogundipe, declared Adeleke winner at the end of the collation of the election results on Sunday morning.
In his congratulatory message on Sunday, in a statement issued by his spokesman, Femi Adesina, Buhari expresses conviction that “the people of Osun have expressed their will through the ballot, and the will of the people must always matter and be respected in a democracy.”
The statement further read, “President Buhari notes that the successful conduct of the election is a further testimony to the maturity and commitment of all stakeholders – the electoral body, security agencies, political parties, the media, civil society and the electorate- to further strengthen the integrity of the electoral process in the country.
“The President reassures the nation that the commitment of this administration towards having credible elections remains unshaken.”