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29 Sep 2018

Osun election: Tinubu Finally breaks silence on Oyetola’s victory over Adeleke

A National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, says the party’s victory in the Osun governorship election shows that democracy is at work in the country.

Tinubu said this after he received Gov. Rauf Aregbesola of Osun and the newly elected state Governor, Alhaji Gboyega Oyetola at his Resident in Ikoyi, Lagos on Friday.

Oyetola of APC was declared as winner by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) at the end of Thursday’s re-run election in seven wards.

He polled a total of 255,505 votes to defeat his closest rival and candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Sen. Ademola Adeleke, who polled 255,023 votes.

Tinubu said that the people of Osun exercised their rights and chose the best candidate to drive development in the state.

“The people of Osun, the state of ‘Omoluabi’ demonstrated their strong determination, they have good judgment, they exercised their rights to choose the best candidate necessary for developmental programmes in the state.

“When you look at those who were running, you have the best, the most brilliant, the most qualified, competent, calm and great candidate.

“That is what they have done to show that democracy is at work.

“Democracy is about the people, and the people have equally exercised their right to be tolerant, patient, persevere and do what is necessary to develop the economy of the state.

“And you need the most competent person that will perform.

“In leadership, you need a thinker and a doer that must be present in the mind, body and soul; that person who will carry the responsibility of he state and I feel that Mr Oyetola fits perfectly,” he said.

Tinubu urged the people of Osun to encourage and give maximum support to Oyetola.

“The rest is for the people of Osun state to rally round and give him the necessary support and encourage him to do well following the legacy already built.

“He already has a blueprint for development agenda,” he said.

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