Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in the ongoing Osun Gubernatorial Elections, Ademola Adeleke has reacted to the declaration of the Elections as inconclusive by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC.
Adeleke led the race with 254,698 votes, 353 votes more than that of Gboyega Oyetola of the APC. The margin was, however, less than the 3,498 votes in the polling units where voting was canceled.
The Returning Officer for the election, Professor Joseph Afuape, declared the poll inconclusive. Reacting to the development via a statement released on Sunday, Adeleke pointed out;
“I sent my appreciation through this medium to Osun voters who find me worthy of their votes. Your votes humbled me and further strengthen my resolve to truly serve our people.
Despite all the blackmails and persecution, you stand by me, you voted for me and you defended your votes. You adopted me as the rallying point of the redemption movement. Words cannot express the depth of my appreciation.
We will get to the promised land. It started well and it will end in praise to our dear God. Let us rededicate ourselves to the struggle. You have proved that with determination, the most powerful tyrant can be forced to submit to the will of the people. I appreciate you all.”