THE national leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has commended the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), declaration of a rerun in weekend Osun governorship election.
National publicity secretary of the party, Yekeen Nabena chided the main opposition party, the Peoples Democratic Party stance that its candidate, Senator Ademola Adeleke be declared the winner of the election.
The APC called on its faithful to galvanise support for its candidate, Gboyega Oyetola, ahead of Thursday election.
The statement read in part:
The All Progressives Congress (APC), hail the Osun electorate; Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC); security agencies and relevant stakeholders over the conduct of Saturday’s inconclusive governorship election in the state which was largely peaceful despite some reported irregularities.
“While we continue to improve on our electoral processes, particularly correcting some irregularities witnessed in Saturday’s election, the APC commends the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration which has continually exhibited its commitment to ensuring that elections are more peaceful, transparent, credible and acceptable.
“This is a departure from the situation under past Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), administrations where the people’s will was subverted and elections where manipulated. We hereby reject the PDP’s baseless calls that the inconclusive Osun governorship election is announced in its favour.
In the lead up to the rerun election, we call on the Osun electorate, party supporters and members to remain upbeat and focused on the task of consolidating on the APC Change administration in the state by voting for the victory of our candidate, Gboyega Oyetola.”