Seyi Makinde of Oyo State has congratulated Sen. Ademola Adeleke, on his victory at the just-concluded Osun governorship election.
The congratulatory message is contained in a statement in Ibadan on Sunday, July 17, 2022.
Specifically, it was signed by Mr Taiwo Adisa, the Chief Press Secretary to the governor.
Equally important, Makinde hailed the people of Osun, saying that the power of the people will always triumph.
Further, the governor commended the teeming voters across the 30 local government areas of Osun for standing by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and staying resolute to ensure that their votes counted.
According to him, Adeleke’s victory was similar to what happened in Oyo state in the 2019 governorship election; notably when the people exercised their franchise in support of an opposition party.
Makinde lauded Adeleke, PDP members, and Osun voters for remaining strong and unwavering throughout the electioneering period.
“On behalf of the government and the good people of Oyo state; I congratulate the Osun governor-elect, Sen. Ademola Adeleke, and the people of Osun on this victory.
“It is great to have a second PDP flag flying in the South-West…This victory teaches all politicians an important lesson- that truly, power resides with the people.
“The power of the people will continue to triumph. The earlier politicians realise this fact, the better for our democracy,” Makinde said.
Meanwhile, Bola Tinubu, the All Progressives Congress APC’s presidential candidate, was informed by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) that he cannot change the outcome of the Osun State governorship poll by travelling to Abuja.
This was contained in a statement issued by the PDP spokesman; Debo Ologunagba, on Saturday, July 16, in the wake of the governorship elections in Osun State.
Ologunagba said, “Our Party is already aware that APC leaders including Tinubu are rushing to Abuja in a desperate move to manipulate the process and frustrate the smooth conclusion of the election, having realised that the APC has been rejected by the people.
“Asiwaju Tinubu must know that the people of Osun State have spoken…His running to Abuja cannot save the deflated Governor Gboyega Oyetola from the reverberating verdict of the ballot box.
“Our party charges the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and the APC leadership in Abuja to note that the course of the election is already known to all and that the people of Osun State will never accept any outcome to the contrary.”