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President Buhari describes Osun Governorship election result as will of the people

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President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday congratulated the Osun State Governor elect and candidate of the main opposition People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Ademola Adeleke on his victory at the Saturday Gubernatorial election in the state.

The president who was quoted in a statement by his spokesman, Femi Adesina described Adeleke’s election as the expression of the will of the people of the state.
With the election over, the President expresses the conviction that the people of Osun have expressed their will through the ballot, and the will of the people must always matter and be respected in a democracy,” the president was quoted in the statement by his spokesman.
The statement stated that President Buhari noted that the successful conduct of the election is further testimony to the maturity and commitment of all stakeholders – the electoral body, security agencies, political parties, the media, civil society and the electorate- to further strengthen the integrity of the electoral process in the country.

“The President reassures the nation that the commitment of this administration towards having credible elections remains unshaken,” the presidential statement noted.

The Independent National Electoral Commission(INEC) on Sunday declared Adeleke as Osun Gov-elect, having defeated the incumbent governor, Gboyega Oyetola of the APC.

The PDP’s candidate secured 403,371 votes defeating Oyetola, who trailed behind with 375,027 votes.

According to the result announced by INEC on Sunday, Adeleke won in 17 local government areas (LGAs) of the State while governor Oyetola won in 13 LGAs.

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