Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State says the victory of Ademola Adeleke of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP in the just concluded Osun governorship election is a clear message to Nigerians ahead of the 2023 general elections.
DAILY POST had reported that the Independent Electoral Commission, INEC’s returning officer for the Osun governorship election Prof, Oluwatoyin Ogundipe on Sunday morning, declared Ademola Adeleke winner of the exercise.
Adeleke, a former federal lawmaker emerged the winner of the governorship election with 403,371 votes.
According to INEC, Adeleke garnered the highest vote to win his major contender, Gboyega Oyetola who also pulled 375,027 votes.
Reacting, Obaseki who congratulated Adeleke for the “well deserved” victory, also commended the electoral body for sustaining what he termed as electoral reform.
In a statement he personally signed on Sunday morning, Obaseki said the electoral reform which according to him, started during the Edo State governorship election in 2020, has ensured free, fair and credible elections.
The statement reads in part, “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 the Independent National Electoral Commission (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 elections to win”.