Osun: PDP’s Chairman, Ayu Congratulates Governor-Elect, Adeleke, Says Presidency Next

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Osun: PDP's Chairman, Ayu Congratulates Governor-Elect, Adeleke, Says Presidency Next

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), National Chairman, Senator Iyorchia Ayu, has congratulated Osun governor-elect, Senator Ademola Adeleke on his victory.

Ayu in a statement, on Sunday, Abuja, said the people of Osun have spoken while noting that the victory was attained despite numerous attempts by the State Government to frustrate the party.

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According to him, “We had to use the party’s state secretariat. As it were, we couldn’t have access to the stadium, but we had access to the people’s hearts, loyalty and votes.

“Today is, therefore, not just a day of double restoration – it’s a day of redemption too. It restores PDP to power and redeems the Osun people.

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“I congratulate the two-time winner, the tenacious Adeleke. I congratulate the good people and residents of Osun. I hail every party stakeholder who stood with us in action, prayers and hope,” he said.

“You have kept faith with the PDP. You refused to be intimidated. You refused to be bought over with foodstuffs and 30 silver coins. You said no to thuggery and vote fraud.

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You have done well.”

He said that the Osun election was a referendum and proof that Nigerians wanted PDP back.

“Indeed, PDP is coming,” he said.

He saluted the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) as well as security agencies for toeing the path of neutrality and ensuring that the votes counted.

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“The task before us now is to transit from opposition to governance. This we shall do.

“With Osun done, next villa!

“We call on all PDP members and all Nigerians to join the moving PDP train. Don’t be left behind. Our next destination is Aso Villa.

“With PDP,” Nigeria shall rise again. Indeed, she is already rising. Osun people have spoken. The rest of Nigeria shall speak with a resounding voice on Feb. 25, 2023,” he said.

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Ayu lauded the PDP National Campaign Council for the Osun governorship election, headed by Gov. Duoye Diri, for a superlative performance.

“The PDP is proud of all of you.

“You have helped to return PDP to power after 12 years. You have returned hope to Osun,” he said.

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