Emeka Ihedioha felicitates with Osun governor-elect, Adeleke

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Emeka Ihedioha (file photo)

Emeka Ihedioha felicitates with Osun governor-elect, Adeleke

‘You are, indeed, a man of history and destiny’

By Valentine Amanze

The Imo State former governor, Hon. Emeka Ihedioha, has congratulated the governor-elect of Osu State, Senator Ademola Adeleke, for his victory at the Osun State governorship election at the weekend.

Adeleke, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) flagbearer, defeated the incumbent governor and the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate, Mr. Adegboyiga Oyetola, at the keenly contested election.

In a statement issued on Sunday, Ihedioha said that Ademola’s emergence as the governor-elect was a confirmation of the people’s confidence in his leadership capabilities and a proof of the unbreakable bond of friendship and solidarity between him and the electorate.

His words: “My dear brother, I followed with studious interest, your well-deserved victory in the Osun State governorship election on Saturday, July 16, 2022.

“Your emergence as the Governor-Elect is, no doubt, a confirmation of the people’s confidence in your leadership capabilities and a proof of the unbreakable bond of friendship and solidarity between you and them. That is the hallmark of leadership.

“You are, indeed, a man of history and destiny. Your remarkable victory, which culminated in the defeat of an incumbent, bears eloquent testimony to the open secret that you were robbed of victory four years ago, when you first contested the governorship election.

“It is also a proof of your sterling attributes – hard work, political sagacity, perseverance and tenacity. The fact that you are imbued with these traits and yet remain humble is what makes you a consummate politician and leader of the people, whose cause you champion unreservedly.”

The former lawmaker also congratulated the PDP, and the people of Osun State, stressing that their steadfastness, courage and vigilance made the victory possible.

He also commended the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC for the quest to reinvent

itself and ensure that the sanctity of the will of the people, expressed through the ballot box, remained an article of faith.

“The determination by the electoral umpire to ensure that votes not only count but is the sole basis for determining the outcome of elections has further boosted the confidence of Nigerians in our Democracy.

“Given the misgovernance that has persisted in your state, I urge you  to immediately focus on taking the necessary steps as you prepare to run a government that will satisfy the huge expectations of the people of Osun State,” he said.

 

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