Buhari Congratulates Adeleke, Says Victory Reflects Will Of The People

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President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday, said the election of Senator Ademola Adeleke in the Osun State governorship poll is a reflection of the will of the people.

Lagos Reporters reports that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Sunday morning, declared Adeleke as winner of Saturday’s governorship election in Osun State.

The Governor-elect had polled a total of 403,371 votes to beat his closest rival and incumbent governor and candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Gboyega Oyetola, who secured 375,027 votes.

In a statement issued on Sunday, by Femi Adesina, Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, the President admonished that the people’s choice must be respected.

He noted the success of the exercise as a testimony to the maturity and commitment of all stakeholders.

According to the statement, with the election over, the President expressed 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.

President Buhari noted 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 reassured the nation that the commitment of this administration towards having credible elections remains unshaken.

“With the election over, the President expresses the 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,” President Buhari’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, said in a statement on Sunday in Abuja.

“President Buhari notes that the successful conduct of the election is 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”, the statement read.

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