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Delta State Governor, Ifeanyi Okowa has openly reacted to Senator Ademola Adeleke’s victory at the just-concluded Osun governorship election while noting that it was a good omen for the party come 2023.
Senator Adeleke had beat the current governor, Adegboyega Oyetola, and the other contenders with over 400,000 votes across all local government areas.
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On his verified account, Okowa tweeted, “I congratulate the people of Osun State and my brother, Senator Ademola Adeleke, the @OfficialPDPNig candidate, for a decisive victory at yesterday’s polls.
“Senator Adeleke’s victory has shown the entire country that the PDP is ready, willing, and able to rescue Nigeria in 2023.
“It not only sets the momentum for the future, but it also highlights the need for unity within our ranks.
“This is why, as we prepare for the arduous task ahead, I pray that our party can sustain this drive into next year, as we work to elect Alhaji Atiku Abubakar as the next President of Nigeria.
“Congratulations to the people of Osun! Congratulations to my brother, Senator @AAdeleke_01! Congratulations to our great party, the PDP.”
It had been reported that with nearly all the local council election results announced by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Senator Ademola Adeleke, candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), was in a comfortable lead and set to be declared winner of the Osun State governorship election.
His closest rival, Governor Gboyega Oyetola of the All Progressives Congress (APC), the incumbent, trailed closely as of press time.
There was a massive turn out of voters yesterday as the election was held across 30 local councils in the state.
Against all expectations that the election might be marred by violence, there was relative peace, as residents exercised their civic responsibility without any untoward events or molestation.
Voters arrived the polling units as early as 7a.m for the election that commenced by 9a.m in most polling units.
Ad hoc staff of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) arrived at most of the polling units by 8a.m but had to wait till 9a.m to commence the exercise.