Nigerians have been reacting to the declaration of the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Senator Ademola Adeleke, as the winner of the Osun State Governorship election.
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Sunday declared Adeleke as the Osun Governor-elect.
Some of the people who spoke with Equity News Track described the emergence of the candidate of the opposition party as a victory to democracy.
Others attributed the Adeleke’s victory to the abysmal performance of the incumbent Governor Gboyega Oyetola of the APC.
Adeleke defeated the incumbent governor of the state and governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Gboyega Oyetola and thirteen other candidates in the July 16th election.
The PDP governorship candidate was declared the winner at the head office of INEC in Osogbo, the state capital which was used as the collation centre.
Adeleke won 17 local government areas in the state, while the candidate of the APC, Oyetola won the remaining 13 local government areas in the state.
The incumbent governor of the state who was defeated in the election gathered 375,027 votes, while Adeleke polled 403,371 votes to win the election.
The INEC returning officer for the Osun State Governorship election, Prof Oluwatoyin Temitayo Ogundipe gave the declaration in the early hours of Sunday.
However, Nigerians have taken to the micro-blogging platform, Twitter to express their views regarding the announcement by the electoral agency.
See some of the reactions below:
@NickUhomoibhi wrote: “Hearty Congratulations to @AAdeleke_01 and @davido. @AAdeleke_01
is fit, healthy and people-oriented.
“This is a sign of what is to come. Nigerians should be ready. Frail and senile Candidates MUST NOT be voted into power in 2023. You know them, so be properly guided.”
@calmfrankie wrote: “Adeleke should not disappoint the people that voted you in. Congratulations!!”
@Sir_bishop11 wrote: “I don’t support Adeleke but I’m just happy that APC didn’t win, this is the beginning of the end for them…..Congrats to Imole.”
@OLAcryptoman wrote: “Congratulations to the newest dancing governor…I hope you ride on your good brother’s legacy… Wish u all the best.”
@ebijeisrael wrote: “The second time Adeleke will defeat APC stooge, the first time however Buhari led FG will let truth prevail. Tinubu is on his own, 2023 is not about “it is my turn”. By all means possible within the limit of best practice, this should be replicated at the centre.”
@Dapjoy4 wrote: “APC party paid voters to vote for them to close the gap between them and PDP EMILOKAN, OYETOLA & Co know they can’t win OsunDecideElection.”
@Benedictshawn wrote: “We may not know the capacity or antecedents of Sen Adeleke. But APC needs to be kicked out at all levels of governance!
“This is a litmus test that THE PEOPLE VOTES TRULY COUNT! Thanks to the electoral act! Thanks to INEC CHAIR for giving us a credible poll.”
@abah_manuel wrote: “It’s over for those that short-changed the people of Osun for years #OsunDecides2022.”
@iam_laposh wrote: “Today I am proud to identify myself as an Osun man. I am so proud of my brothers in Osun state, you guys are the true Heros of this election.
“I kept up all day and night, news of how voters rejected 10k from APC and how the APC even increased it to 17k and yet voters refused.”