Former Governor of Anambra state and presidential candidate on the platform of Labour Party, Peter Obi has congratulated Senator Ademola Adeleke over his emergence as Governor-elect of Osun State.
In a tweet via his verified Twitter handle on Sunday evening, Obi extended his warm congratulations to Adeleke on his well-deserved victory in the just-concluded Osun governorship election.
The former governor then went ahead to urge supporters of the Labour party not to let the verdict of the Osun governorship exercise dissuade them as most of the aspirants including himself in the party are barely a month up against forces entrenched in the country for two decades.
Obi, therefore, asked that the outcome strengthen the collective resolve and adding they should not relent in their noble march to take back our country.
In his words; ‘‘I extend my warmest personal congratulations to Sen. Ademola Adeleke on winning the Osun State Gubernatorial elections.
”I also congratulate the candidate of our @NgLabour, Rt. Hon Lasun Sulaimon Yusuff and his running mate, Adeola Adekunle Atanda, for a hard-fought battle and their spirit of resolve and sportsmanship, despite the outcome.
”To the Obidient Movement Family and our supporters nationwide, the outcome of this particular election is not a verdict on our exponentially growing strength nationwide, especially when viewed against the fact that we are barely one month old in the party and we had to contend with forces that have been entrenched in the state for the last two decades. However, within this very short period of only a few weeks, the Labour Party has made its presence and political impact felt national.
”We must strengthen our collective resolve not to relent in our noble march to take back our country.
”Much work remains to be done, hence we must focus the totality of our efforts now on the forthcoming 2023 General elections.
”In the fullness of time, our message of rescue and recovery will resonate throughout the length and breadth of the Nation and most of the Nigerian electorate will buy into our mission to take back Nigeria, rescue it from continued decline, shift the National psyche from consumption to production and from sharing dwindling resources to creating wealth and frontally combating poverty. – PO”
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