INEC announces PDP candidate, Adeleke winner of Osun’s governorship election.
Over the last three years, Nigerians have continually clamored for a revamp of the current governmental administrations due to their immense complacency at handling deteriorating socio-economic issues. This process seems to have kicked off in Osun state, where their gubernatorial election has just been concluded. This concluded election illustrates a needed glimpse of the people power as a driving force of compactly dictating a social movement. It shapes the direction for the imminent 2023 governmental election and the willpower of the people in checking the government’s excesses.
The gubernatorial election that took place on Saturday has seen the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) formally declare the candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Ademola Adeleke, winner of the just concluded election of Osun state, defeating Gboyega Oyetola, the incumbent governor and candidate of the All Progressive Congress (APC). Recall, Oyetola won against Adeleke in 2018, after the Independent Electoral Body declared the election as inconclusive. On winning this election, Ademola Adeleke dedicated the victory to Late Isiaka Adeleke, his elder brother and former senator of Osun West.
Adeleke recorded a pivotal victory, wining 17 LGAs over Oyetola’s 13.
According to the Independent National Electoral Commission’s results announced after the concluded collations which were held at the state’s capital, Osogbo, Ademola Adeleke, candidate of the People’s Democratic Party recorded a pivotal victory, winning 17 Local Government Areas (LGA) over Gboyega Oyetola’s 13 LGA wins concluded the governorship election, winning by a margin of over 28,000 votes. While Adeleke received 403, 371 votes, the incumbent governor and candidate of the All Progressive Congress (APC) had a total of 375, 027 votes.
However, this gubernatorial election was not a two horse race, as there were 13 other candidates that also contested in the gubernatorial election. These candidates include a former speaker of the House of Representatives, Lasun Yusuf, who was Labour Party’s flag bearer, Goke Omigbodun of Social Democratic Party, and Akin Olubiyi, the candidate for Accord’s party. The results of these contesting parties against the big two (APC and PDP) have raised speculations about the efficacy of the third force that’s been rigorously clamored for in the Nigerian political space.
The party apprised against the results of the election being tampered with.
Prior to INEC’s official announcement, the chairman of the People’s Democratic Party in Osun state asserted that the party members were confident of victory due to the fact that the party had gained a majority in most Local Government Areas. The People’s Democratic Party, in its official statement also owed their victory to a massive mobilization of the masses, as well as an important coalition of the masses against bad and complacent governance that has plagued the states over the last four years.
The party however apprised against the results of the elections being tampered with, recalling the tricky occurrence of the previous election in 2018 that saw Adeleke lose to the incumbent governor Oyetola. After this re-run, even though he led the APC candidate at the polls. Ademola Adeleke, appreciating the masses and PDP members for the success in the concluded election, admonished the electoral body to keep being transparent in its electoral endeavors to ensure that the people’s will at the polls be respected.
PDP’s presidential candidate, Atiku comments that light has come to Osun.
Upon the success of the election, numerous political entities have publicly congratulated the governor-elect, Ademola Adeleke. Former governor of Ekiti state, Ayodele Fayose confirmed that Adeleke’s victory projects a triumph of the will of the people of Osun state. Abubakar Atiku, the presidential flag bearer for the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) also congratulated Adeleke, commenting that light has finally come to Osun state. Oyinlola, a former governor of Osun state also noted that Adeleke’s victory was an absolute validation of his consistent efforts.
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The osun governorship election was really a tough one because both Apc and Pdp are using it as a test run for their 2023 election,coupled with the fact Pdp sees it as a way to get their stolen mandate as they claimed all well and good the osun people has spoken and they have a new Governor from a new party
Congratulations to the governor – elect, Senator Adeleke. The people of Osun have chose who they want to lead them in their democratic dispensation. I hope he is up to the task and govern the people with empathy. Elections should be credible and free and fair, that of Osun has shown that to an extent. Although, there were still traces of vote buying. Congratulations to the people of Osun.
This is the way election should be coordinated in this country. Everyone should come out and vote and also ensure the votes are counted in their presence. If this can be done then in few years time there will be a total restructuring of the government system. Congratulations to ADEMOLA Adeleke.
This was definitely a well deserved win. Our country is moving forward and I like the fact that people came out to support who they wanted, they didn’t change their minds because of petty things. If we should keep up with this, our country will get better.
What do we have here? We should try to sit back and appreciate what just happened. The people voted, but most importantly is the outcome. INEC is the start of a change in Nigeria if they could be neutral deeply. The outcome is what the majority wants in the state of Osun. He has promised the people of Osun state changes. Gov. Elect Ademola Adeleke is the people’s choice!
The choice of the people must prevail, this is indeed a success.
This is a pointer to how the 2023 election will be, as people are no longer living in ignorance.
We all deserve the best and a better place to live in.
Congratulations to the people of Osun.
People should come out and be voting because it is their right to vote to elect whoever they want and their leader, if a leader does not do good the people will not vote for him again in the next election so the judgment will be in the hand of people to choose who they want. And good job to the INEC officers, whoever win should be the one they should announce. Congrat to the new elect governor
This is just the beginning of our success and new turn in this country. Everyone should get their PVC and also come out to vote when they need to. The residence of osun state have laid down a good example for us to follow. Together we will make our country better.
The people Democratic Party won the election in Osun state with governor Adeleke as their representative in Osun state and I think it a win for the state because I see no reason for him not to make Osun great
The will power of the people has been demonstrated in Osun state. They never allowed vote buying to sell their right. Indeed it is a pointer to the fact the coming elections will see more of the will power of the people of Nigerians. As a Nigerian we are tied of the incompetence of the present government to muscle out terrorism, inflation and all kinds of socio-economic deterioration in the country.2023 elections will see more of our will powers. So get your PVC ready for the forthcoming general election.
This is what we call democracy, all thanks to INEC that didn’t compromise the result and also those people that came out to vote, osun state government will be getting a new turn . Congratulations to the governor-elect on his deserve win.
Congratulations to the new elect governor and a big thanks to the people who came out to vote and choose the leader they want and the INEC for the well organize election which was conducted. This is democracy you can vote for any one of your choice
We all have see the power of democracy. This is due to the fact that so many people come out to vote. Every vote matters in election we all should imitate this in the coming election.
Congratulations to him. People should also be encouraged to exercise their franchise. Kudos to INEC too for a well organized election
The resounding victory in Osun by the opposition means people are tired of the present government because things are getting worse everyday.The people are really clamouring for change maybe it will lead to fresh air.
This really shows that power belongs to the people; they removed a current governor from power, that’s huge. Kudos to the people of Osun
Congratulations to Adeleke and the people of Osun; we hope this new regime that will bring cheerful and positive tidings towards them.
The incumbent governor Oyetola didn’t do well for the people of Osun. That’s why he couldn’t win for another tenure. Congratulations to Adeleke; he must do better
It demonstrates the willingness of the people to rein in the excesses of the government, which is excellent news for the people of Osun and all Nigerians. This will influence the upcoming election for the government in 2023, and it will also define the direction of the election.
This is the way election should be coordinated in this country he’s the people choice…Elections should be credible, free and fair that of osun portraits one! Congratulations Adeleke.
This time around there was no cheating because we didn’t head anything like inconclusive thank God. Congratulations to Adeleke. He has tried.
This is a prime example of letting our voices be heard, and it implies that power still belongs to the people and we can elect a suitable candidate as our leader.
This is an astounding victory for Adeleke because its usually very difficult to overthrow a current administration and this shows the people were not satisfied with Governor Oyetola.
This shows that there is hope for us all in this country; I hope we will pick the right choice for this 2023 election so things can get better for us.
Osun state gubernatorial election has spoken volumes. It is an indication of what will happen in 2023 general election. Every Nigerian are now woken to the reality of the power of their PVC. Nigerians are not ready to sell their vote and mortgage their future. They can always vote for the right person through their PVC.
We are the hope of this days. We need to choose the right person for the forth coming election as osun state has done