Following the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC)’s declaration of Peoples Democratic Party’s Ademola Adeleke as winner of the keenly contested Osun West senatorial district elections, the All Progressives Congress (APC) has reassured the people of Osun West and the State of Osun at large that the APC would continue to look out for the best interests of the people.
In a statement by the Chairman of the APC (Osun State), the party stated that “Although the outcome is contrary to our expectation, the people have spoken and we heard their voice loud and clear. As democrats, we respect their choice.”
Accepting the results as declared by INEC, the party chairman said “We congratulate the people of the 10 local governments that participated in the election for their peaceful conduct and on the choice they have made. We equally commend the APC led federal and state government for ensuring peaceful, free and fair election.
“We also congratulate Ademola Adeleke for his victory and we hope that now that the election is behind us, he will put partisan politics aside to represent the interest of the entire people of his constituency”.
Restating that the people of Osun West Senatorial District have stood by the APC in past elections, the Chairman promised that his party would study the pattern of the results, learn the right lessons from it and return stronger for the next election. “We shall remain resolute in our commitment as a political party to the welfare of our people, building them up today in order to prepare them for a better tomorrow”, he said.
“We are a party of the people. Election for us is not an end in itself but a means to an end – which is to best represent the interest of the people. We have been consistent, irrespective of the outcomes of elections, favourable or unfavourable. Our greater concern has always been the people and their welfare. We are assuring our people that we are still the party that guarantees better life for them, maximum social protection in the provision of free education, economic empowerment and life more abundant”.