As the Osun State Governor-Elect, Senator Ademola Adeleke received his Certificate of Return as the State Governor-Elect in July 16 election, the Lawmaker representing Obokun/Oriade Federal Constituency at the National Assembly, Hon Busayo Oluwole Oke has commended the Independent Electoral Commission (INEC) for it’s credible conduct of the last Saturday election.
Hon Oke in a release he personally signed and made available to journalists said ” honestly, I commend the INEC on the smooth and credible conduct of the Osun State Governorship election held last Saturday. It shows great improvement and advancement in its electoral administration.
“The success was as a result of the series of seminars, workshops and trainings given to its staff. The ingenuity displayed at the election expressed hope and optimism in the advancement of Nigeria.”
The law Maker, averred that the electoral materials used with the advent of the digital tools was a near perfect innovation.
He noted that the lNEC officials were very courteous, unbiased and civil in the conduct of the election which made the state to have hitch free electoral exercise, praying that INEC will continue to keep the standard and improve on it.
The legislator also observed that the election started at the right time in virtually all the polling units at the right time and concluded credibly almost without blemish.
The Esa-Oke born politician specifically commended the Chairman of the Commission, Professor Mahmood Yakubu for a job well done, adding that what the commission did in Osun State was a signposting what we are going to witness in the elections coming up next year.
He lauded the security operatives who also ensured that the election was peacefully conducted without crisis.
It would be recalled that Independent National Electoral Commission on Sunday declared Senator Ademola Adeleke of the Peoples Democratic Party as the winner of the Osun State governorship election held on Saturday.
The Chief Returning Officer of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Vice Chancellor of University of Lagos, Prof Oluwatoyin Temitayo Ogundipe announced Adeleke winner after polling 403,371 votes across the state.
Adeleke defeated the incumbent Governor Gboyega Oyetola of the ruling All Progressives C
ongress who polled 375,027 votes.
Ogundipe, under heavy security presence declared Adeleke as the Governor-elect.
Adeleke won 17 of the 30 Local Government Areas (LGAs) in the state. His closest rival, Oyetola, however, won in the remaining 13 LGAs.