Political miscalculation has made Ogbeni Aregbe in Osun to kiss the dust..and even eat humble pie politically speaking..The governor, in a tweet Sunday afternoon congratulated Adeleke, saying “Democracy has won and we respect the people’s choice”
“I congratulate Ademola Adeleke on his victory at the polls yesterday.The people have spoken. Democracy won and we respect the people’s choice.
“I thank our supporters for their continued show of commitment to our cause. Important lessons have been learnt and we will be back stronger.
“Most importantly, I thank the people of Osun for once again displaying the qualities of true Omoluabis. Our election was devoid of violence.”
.Intrestingly too Osun .APC has officially said..we have learn the right lessons from it.
And sources around the vibrant positivist,Gov Aregbesola are saying he is now full of if..and .ifs..Poor political strategy by APC. Riding on sympathy vote it was obvious Senator Adeleke brother would easily win the election. . all APC needed is to allow his brother,Ademola to complete the term. The electorate psychology should have been considered
The Adelekes is also politically popular..The Adeleke family are well grounded in Osun politics from the 1979 when their father was a Senator under Awolowo’s U.P.N. They are the largest private employer of labour in Osun state. It does not matter which party the Adeleke family contest election, they will always win
Aregbesola misjudged the popularity of the Adelekes, coupled with his below par performance contributed to the loss of APC. That’s definitely a protest vote against the Aregbesola’s bad governance in Osun State.
In a congratulatory remarks signed by its party chairman in Osun, Prince Gboyega Famodun,APC said, Bye-election was held yesterday to fill the vacant Osun West Senatorial seat. This became necessary following the death of one of our leaders, Senator Isiaka Adeleke, who was elected in 2015 and held the post until his demise on 23 April.
The statement reads, “Bye-election was held yesterday to fill the vacant Osun West Senatorial seat. This became necessary following the death of one of our leaders, Senator Isiaka Adeleke, who was elected in 2015 and held the post until his demise on 23 April.
“Senator Mudashir Husain, who had occupied the post between 2011 and 2015, but was asked to step down for the late Isiaka Adeleke, was fielded by our party. After a keen contest, the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Ademola Adeleke, was declared winner by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
“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.
“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.
“The people of Osun West Senatorial District have stood by us in past elections and have always voted for our tendency since the colonial era. We are proud of them. We are proud of our party and we are proud of all our members and sympathisers.
“We shall study the pattern of the result,APC 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.
“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 therefore 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.”
Mainwhile,Fani-Kayode has advised Governor Aregbesola to resign his position over the loss he suffered from Adeleke’s victory – Ademola Adeleke, a younger brother to late senator Isiaka Adeleke won 9 out of 10 local governments out in the senatorial district – Aregbesola had reportedly said that he would resign if Adeleke won the election Former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode has advised Governor Rauf Aregbesola of Osun state to throw in towel and resign his position immediately over the defeat he and his party, All Progressive Congress (APC) suffered on Saturday July 8 during the Osun west senatorial by-election