Buhari congratulates Adeleke, promises to leave legacy of credible elections as Oyetola still studying result after he was defeated | NN NEWS

President Buhari has congratulated Senator Ademola Adeleke, the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), who emerged the winner of Osun State governorship election.

Adeleke defeated his closest rival, governor Gboyega Oyetola, the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), to emerge winner.

Buhari in a statement said, the emergence of Senator Adeleke simply shows that the Osun people have expressed their will through the ballot.

He stressed that the successful conduct of Osun state election is a demonstration of the maturity and the commitment of all stakeholders in strengthening what he described as “the integrity of the electoral process in Nigeria”

The president however promised to leave a legacy of credible elections in Nigeria.

He said, “I congratulate Senator Ademola Adeleke, candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), on his victory in the Osun gubernatorial election. The people of Osun have expressed their will through the ballot.

“This is what democracy is all about: respect for the will of the people.

“The successful conduct of #OsunDecides2022 is a demonstration of the maturity and the commitment of all stakeholders, towards strengthening the integrity of the electoral process in Nigeria.

“I remain fully committed to leaving behind a legacy of credible elections in Nigeria.

Meanwhile: APC has said it will respond to results after consultation

Osun State Governor, Adegboyega Oyetola, has said the leadership of the All Progressives Congress in the state will respond to the result of Saturday’s governorship poll after studying it.

This was contained in a statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Ismail Omipidan, obtained in Osogbo on Sunday.

Adeleke was returned elected after defeating his closest challenger, Oyetola, and 13 other candidates, scoring a total of 403,371.

Oyetola got 375,027 votes and won in 13 local government areas of the state to come second in the election.

But the governor, who was the APC candidate in the poll, called on his supporters to remain calm, and the people of the state to go about their businesses without let or hindrance.

The statement read in part, “Governor Adegboyega Oyetola has taken cognisance of the results of the governorship election in the state as announced by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, on Sunday.

“He, however, noted that the party would be responding appropriately after studying the results and consulting with critical stakeholders of the party.

“The governor also called on security operatives to ensure maintenance of law and order. He has, therefore, directed security operatives to take adequate charge so as to prevent break down of law and order.”

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