President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the just concluded Osun State governorship election, Senator Ademola Adeleke on his victory. Adeleke defeated the candidate of the ruling party, the All Progressives Congress, who is also the incumbent governor of the state, Alhaji Gboyega Oyetola.
President Buhari said the people of the state expressed their will through the ballot. “This is what democracy is all about: respect for the will of the people”, he said.
“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” said President Buhari, who is serving his last 10 months in office.
Adeleke had lost to Oyetola in 2018 by a margin of 482 votes but he turned things around this time and established a gap of 28,344 between him and his rival.