The Governor of Edo State, Godwin Obaseki, has congratulated the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Senator Ademola Adeleke, for emerging winner at the Osun State governorship poll.
The PUNCH reports that the Independent National Electoral Commission declared Adeleke the winner of the Osun governorship election.
The Returning Officer for the election and Vice Chancellor of the University of Lagos, Prof. Oluwatoyin Ogundipe, announced that Adeleke got a total of 403,371 votes beating the incumbent, Adegboyega Oyetola of the All Progressives Congress, who got 375,027 votes in a keenly contested race.
He said, “I declare Ademola Adeleke on behalf of the chairman of INEC, of the PDP, having satisfied the requirement of the law, is hereby declared the winner and he is returned elected.”
Congratulating Adeleke in a statement on Sunday, Obaseki said, “I congratulate the candidate of the 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.
“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 INEC for sustaining the electoral reforms which started in the September 19, 2020, Edo State governorship election. These reforms have ensured 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 election to win.”