A former National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Uche Secondus, has described the party’s success in the Osun State governorship election as a well-deserved victory.
In a statement on Sunday, Secondus congratulated Senator Ademola Adeleke as the governor-elect of Osun State.
The statement titled ‘Osun Decides: Secondus Congratulates Adeleke’, was signed by Secondus’ Special Adviser on Media, Ike Abonyi.
The Independent National Electoral Commission had declared Adeleke winner of the state’s 2022 governorship election with 403,371 votes to defeat the candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Adegboyega Oyetola, the sitting governor who polled 375,027 votes.
INEC Chief Returning Officer for Osun, Oluwatoyin Ogundipe, announced the result on Sunday morning.
The statement partly read, “The former National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Prince Uche Secondus has congratulated Governor- elect Senator Ademola Adeleke on his well deserved victory at the Saturday’s Osun state Governorship elections.
“Prince Secondus said that the victory is a clear affirmation and demonstration of the people’s goodwill in appreciation of the efforts of the Adelekes in the development of the state.
“The former National also lavished praises for all those who contributed greatly to the sweet victory in particular, the PDP 2023 Presidential candidate Atiku Abubakar and his Vice Presidential candidate, Governor Ifeanyi Okowa.”
In the statement, Secondus also praised the Osun people for standing up for democracy through their avowed determination to ensure that their
“By this brave and courageous act, Osun people have shown their determination to take their collective destiny in their own hands and for this PDP and all lovers of democracy are proud of them,” the statement quoted Secondus as saying.