The victory of Ademola Adeleke in the Osun West senatorial election proves that Nigerians have woken up to the deceit of the All Progressives Congress (APC) at all levels, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) said on Sunday.
PDP’s Adeleke won Saturday’s election against public expectation, polling a total of 97,480 votes to defeat Mudashiru Hussain of the APC, who polled 66,116 votes.
Analysing the victory on Sunday, PDP said that Adeleke’s feat shows that the party is still the one to beat in all elections in the country.
It urged Nigerians to join it in “ridding the country of the horrible APC government”.
“The Senator Ahmed Makarfi-led National Caretaker Committee of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), on behalf of the entire organs of the party and PDP family nationwide, warmly congratulates Ademola Adeleke on his victory at the just concluded Osun West senatorial by-election in Osun state on Saturday, July 8, 2017,” Sunday, Dayo Adeyeye, spokesman of the Ahmed Makarfi led-caretaker committee of the party, said in a statement.
“The victory of our party, the PDP, at the poll is a general reflection on the reawakening of Nigerians to the deceit of the All Progressive Congress (APC) led administration at all levels, hence the overwhelming rejection of the APC by the electorate in Osun West.
“The people have spoken with one voice and we know that Ademola Adeleke will deliver on his promises to the people. The successful outcome of this election is an evidence of hard work, dedication and the unity of all members of the PDP in Osun state who buried temporary differences in the overall interest of the party and the good people of Osun State.
“We are confident that without the interference of the APC in the current leadership issues in our party, the PDP remains the party to beat in all elections in Nigeria. Even as we await the judgement of the Supreme Court we urge all our members to unite in the interest of Nigerians to rid the country of the horrible APC government.”