Ali Modu-Sheriff, National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has congratulated Ademola Adeleke on his victory in the just concluded Osun West Senatorial District by-election held on Saturday.
Modu-Sheriff, in a statement issued by the Acting Spokesman of the party, Bernard Mikko, also congratulated the electorate in the Senatorial District on the victory.
The Independent National Electoral Commission(INEC) on Sunday announced Adeleke of PDP as the winner of the bye-election held in 10 local government areas of the District.
The winner, who is the younger brother of the late Isiaka Adeleke, scored 97, 480 votes to defeat a former Senator Mudashiru Hussein of the APC, who had 66, 116 votes.
Modu-Sheriff attributed Adeleke’ victory to hard work, dedication and commitment of PDP faithful in Osun.
“We thank all the electorate for their loyalty, particularly our grassroots mobilisers who worked tirelessly to make this victory possible.
“The significance of this victory is obvious and the leadership of the party at all levels will consolidate and earn this trust and confidence reposed on the party,” Modu-Sheriff said.
He also commended PDP, Osun Working Committee, party elders, youths and the traditional rulers for the warm reception given to him and his entourage during their house to house campaign.
The chairman promised that PDP would not fail the electorate, adding it would sustain the late Adeleke’s legacy.
“We give glory to God and dedicate this victory to the loving memory of the late Isiaka Adeleke whose legacy will be championed by his successor.
“I wish to assure all loyal PDP members, nationwide, that the era of blatant impunity is over and no form of indiscipline or distractions will be tolerated in the party.”