Osun state governor, Mr. Rauf Aregbesola has congratulated the candidate of the Peoples’ Democratic Party, Otunba Ademola Adeleke, who won the Osun West Senatorial bye-election.
According to a message on Aregbesola’s Twitter handle on Sunday, the governor said the victory of the senator-elect reflected the desire of the people and felicitated with Adeleke.
Aregbesola said “Democracy has won and we respect the people’s choice. People of Osun West have spoken”. Adeleke, the PDP candidate defeated the candidate of All Progressive Congress, Senator Mudashiru Hussein by winning the election in 9 out of 10 local government areas in the Senatorial District.
Speaking with newsmen in Ede on Sunday, the Senator-elect said his victory in the bye-election signified victory for PDP in the next year governorship election in the state.
Adeleke announced N250 million scholarships for youths in the 10 local governments under Osun West Senatorial District and assured that all his campaign promises would be fulfilled.
Multitude of people who thronged Adeleke’s residence in Ede to rejoice with the winner of the election expressed their joy as they sang and danced while some of them were sighted in sober mood near the tomb of the late Senator Isiaka Adeleke.