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Date: 22, Sep, 2023

My victory a pointer that PDP will win the 2018 Osun governorship election - Adeleke

My victory a pointer that PDP will win the 2018 Osun governorship election - Adeleke

Ademola Adeleke, the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP’s candidate in Saturday’s Osun West Senatorial District by-election, has described his victory as a new dawn for democracy.

Adeleke said, at a news conference in Ede, that his electoral victory was “a pointer that PDP will be victorious in the 2018 governorship election in the state’’.

Adeleke scored 97,480 votes and won in nine of the 10 local government areas where the election was held.

The All Progressives Congress, APC's candidate, Mudashiru Husain, polled 66,116 votes and won in only one local government area.

The late Isiaka Adeleke, the first Executive Governor of Osun, was occupying the Senatorial seat until his death on April 23.

His younger brother, Ademola, who initially was contesting on the ticket of APC, defected to PDP, a day before the party’s primary, when APC leadership denied him the ticket.

He said: “We are working hard to ensure that the 2018 governorship election in Osun is won by PDP.

“My victory is a new dawn in the history of our democracy.

“Our democracy is growing where an incumbent will be there and opposition will defeat the incumbent.

“This is a rare gem and this shows that our democracy is improving.

“We want to make sure that there is nothing like rigging anymore, no matter how you try, we want our democracy to grow.”

Adeleke also commended the Independent Electoral Commission (INEC) and the security operatives for ensuring that the election was free and fair.

He commended the people in the senatorial district for coming out en masse to vote for him and thanked journalists for their sense of professionalism in the coverage of the election.

“I can assure you that i will continue from where my late brother left it and that is why i tag my campaign continuity,’’ he said.

Adeleke said he would engage in social welfare programmes for people in the district.

“I have budgeted N250 million for students’ scholarship, empowerment programme for women as well as free mobile medical care,” the Senator-elect said.

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