Osun State Governor, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, has congratulated Mr. Ademola Adeleke over his victory at the Osun West Senatorial District bye-election held on Saturday, July 8.
Ademola, the younger brother of late Senator Isiaka Adeleke, had won nine of the 10 local councils in the senatorial district at the election, and declared winner of the poll by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
However, in a tweet on his official Twitter handle, the Osun Governor congratulated Adeleke over the victory, describing it as the ‘choice of the people.’
“I congratulate Ademola Adeleke on his victory at the polls yesterday (Saturday). The people have spoken. Democracy won and we respect the people’s choice,” Aregbesola wrote.
“I thank our supporters for their continued show of commitment to our cause. Important lessons have been learnt and we will be back stronger.”
But more than anything else, the election was a refrendum on Governor Aregbesola and may be a foretaste of what may happen in the 2018 governorship poll.