#Osun: Peter Obi Congratulates Adeleke, Sends Strong Message To Supporters
Peter Obi, the Labour Party presidential candidate has congratulated Ademola Adeleke, the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Osun State, on his victory in the state governorship election.
Recall that on Sunday morning, the senator was declared the winner of the election by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
According to reports, he polled 403,371 votes in the election to defeat Governor Gboyega Oyetola of the All Progressives Congress (APC) who garnered 375,027 votes.
Reacting to this in a statement he personally signed on Sunday, Peter Obi congratulated Ademola Adeleke.
The former governor of Anambra State also saluted the courage of the LP gubernatorial candidate, Yusuf Lasun, in the process.
The presidential candidate also told his supporters not to be disappointed by the outcome of the election, urging them to stay committed in the struggle to rescue the country in 2023.
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The statement reads;
“I extend my warmest personal congratulations to Sen. Ademola Adeleke on winning the Osun State gubernatorial election.
“I also congratulate the candidate, Rt. Hon Lasun Sulaimon Yusuff and his running mate, Adeola Adekunle Atanda, for a hard fought battle and their spirit of resolve and sportsmanship, despite the outcome.
“To the Obidient Movement Family and our supporters nationwide, the outcome of this particular election is not a verdict on our exponentially growing strength nationwide, especially when viewed against the fact that we are barely one month old in the party and we had to contend with forces that have been entrenched in the state for the last two decades.
However, within this very short period of only a few weeks, the Labour Party has made its presence and political impact felt nationally. We must strengthen our collective resolve not to relent in our noble march to take back our country. Much work remains to be done, hence we must focus the totality of our efforts now on the forthcoming 2023 General elections.
“In the fullness of time, our message of rescue and recovery will resonate throughout the length and breadth of the nation and most Nigerian electorate will buy in into our mission to take back Nigeria, for the purpose of rescuing it from continued decline, shift the National psyche from consumption to production and from sharing dwindling resources to creating wealth and frontally combating poverty.”