Akinwunmi Ambode Governor of Lagos State , has congratulated Governor-elect in Osun Adegboyega Oyetola, the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the Osun State for emerging the winner of the keenly contested election.
In a statement issued by his Chief Press Secretary, Habib Aruna, governor Ambode said it was a well-deserved victory. According to him, the people of Osun made a choice to vote for continuity and experience, which he believes Oyetola represents. He congratulated the APC for yet another victory, saying it was a confirmation that the people still have confidence in the programme and policies of the party not only in Osun but also across the country.
Furthermore, he commended the people of the State for comporting themselves during the exercise, noting that despite the inconclusive election on September 22, voters defied the heavy downpour to come out en masse to exercise their franchise during the supplementary election.
“The election has been deservedly won. The good people of Osun have chosen quality continuity over uncertainty. I have no doubt in my mind that the Governor-elect will bring his wealth of experience to bear and continue with the good works of Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, call for unity and take Osun to greater heights,” Governor Ambode said.
He also urged those aggrieved by the result to channel their grievances to the appropriate quarters rather than resort to self-help. The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) declared Oyetola the winner after Thursday’s supplementary election which took place in seven wards. He polled a total of 255,505 votes to defeat his closest rival and candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Senator Ademola Adeleke, who scored 255,023 votes.