The National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Dr Iyorchia Ayu said with the result of the Osun State governorship election, the residents of the state have spoken, Charmingpro reports.
Ayu said like, in Osun, Nigerians will also speak in 2023 by electing its Presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar.
A few hours ago, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) declared the PDP Candidate, Ademola Adeleke who scored 403,371 votes winner.
The runner-up was the incumbent governor, Gboyega Oyetola of the All Progressives Congress (APC), who polled 375,027 votes.
PDP National Chairman in a statement, Sunday alleged that Oyetola and his party, the APC, did everything to frustrate their chances.
He alleged they were denied the use of any public facility in the state capital for their mega-rally.
The statement partly read “We had to use the party’s state secretariat. As it were, we couldn’t have access to the stadium, but we had access to the people’s hearts, loyalty and votes.
“Twelve years ago, specifically on 26th November 2010, the PDP lost Osun State – not through the ballot-box – but via a judicial coup (ruling).
“That coup (ruling) terminated the action-packed tenure of Olagunsoye Oyinlola. And since then, Osun has been frozen in executive misrule and underdevelopment.
“Four years ago, the PDP won the governorship, but our Candidate, Sen. Adeleke, was robbed of victory in broad daylight. We went back to the drawing board, and today, we have reclaimed our victory.
“Today is, therefore, not just a day of double restoration – it’s a day of redemption too. It restores PDP to power and redeems the Osun people from the scourge of mediocrity, empty promises and excuses.
“I congratulate the two-time winner, the tenacious Adeleke. I congratulate the good people and residents of Osun state. I hail every party stakeholder who stood with us in action, prayers and hope