- Governor Ayodele Fayose congratulates Chief Ademola Adeleke on his victory in the Saturday bye-election
- Fayose says Adeleke's victory showed that Ademola's elder brother's death was not in vain
- The Ekiti state governor urged Ademola to see his victory as a call to service
The chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Governors' Forum, Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti state has congratulated Chief Ademola Adeleke on his victory in Saturday's bye-election in Osun West senatorial district.
Fayose in a statement in Ado-Ekiti on Monday through his Chief Press Secretary, Idowu Adelusi, said the victory showed that Ademola's elder brother, Isiaka, whose death led to the bye-election, did not die in vain.
NAIJ.com recalls that Adeleke won in 10 out of the 11 local government areas in Osun West senatorial district, defeating his APC opponent, Mudashiru Hussein, with a total of 97, 280 votes.
The governor noted that Isiaka would be happy wherever he is, urging Ademola to see the victory as a call to service.
"This victory is an invitation and a call to serve your state, Nigeria and mankind. After election, what should come next is how to bring dividends of democracy to the people. How to continue with the legacy of the Adeleke family which accounted for the love displayed by the people for you and which translated to the electoral victory.
"You are responsible to all your constituents without discrimination of any sort. Having been born to a family of great politicians, with your father serving as a senator in the Second Republic, your elder brother being a former governor and senator, no doubt you must have undergone political tutelage that you should put to practice to excel in your new calling," he said.
Fayose also commended Osun state governor, Rauf Aregbesola, for being an epitome of democracy by conceding defeat, a quality Fayose said was rare among many politicians.
"If it were some politicians that we know, they will still be licking their wounds three years after being woefully beaten in an election," he stated.
The governor also lauded the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for being transparent and urged that such should be the case in future elections in the country.
He also commended security agencies for ensuring that there was no breakdown of law and order during the exercise.
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In a previous report by NAIJ.com, Fayose alleged that members of the cabal in Aso Rock are in serious confusion as to whether to return President Muhammadu Buhari to the country with his current health travails or not.
Fayose said the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the cabal are in a state of dilemma. “The president has become a bad business for the cabal that imposed him on Nigerians,” he alleged
The govenor insisted that Nigerians must be told the truth about the president’s state of health.
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