The Osun Governor-elect, Senator Ademola Adeleke, has reported that he would have lost Saturday’s polls to Governor Gboyega Oyetola of the All-Progressives Congress -APC if President Muhammadu Buhari had not signed the amended 2022 Electoral Act into law.
Speaking on Channels Television program, ‘Politics Today,’ Adeleke commended President Buhari for reaching out to him on his victory saying: “I feel good about my victory because the people of Osun State have been craving for their stolen mandate. To be the second Adeleke son that would govern Osun is not common. It’s only God that can do that. God smiled at me and our family. Also, when I saw President Muhammadu Buhari’s congratulatory message, I said this is good for our country.”
“I am planning to go visit him when I get my certificate of return. The majority of the time, the opposition don’t congratulate one another. So, Buhari is trying to leave a legacy. If he had not signed the Electoral Act, there would have been room for rigging because that happened to me in 2018 but with the Electoral Act now the result was just flowing in without hindrance.”
Asked if Governor Oyetola had reached out to him, he stated: “I am yet to hear from him, a lot of people offended me but I am not God, my hands are wide open to receive everybody to propel Osun State forward.”