•Says days of impunity in the Party are over
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has commeded the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and all the stakeholders for the peaceful conduct of the just concluded Osun West Senatorial District Bye-Election in Osun State. The Party’s candidate, Otunba Nurudeen Adeleke emerged the winner.
This was contained in a statement on Sunday in Abuja by the National Secretary of PDP, Prof. Adewale Oladipo, that the outcome of the poll actually reflected the wishes of the electorate .
maOladipo specifically commended.INEC, Security Agencies and the electorate for the peaceful conduct of the polls, saying that the peacefull Conduct of the Bye-elecion had shown clearly that all hope was not lost in the nation’s electoral system.
He also hailed the Senator Ali Modu Seriff led National Working Committee NWC, of the Party for allowing the People of the Senatorial District picked the candidate of their choice in person of Adeleke who eventually led the Party to victory despite all odds and the power of incumbency nakedly displayed by the All Progressives Congress, APC-led State Government.
He stated that the days of impunity in whatever form were over in the running of the affairs of the the Party with what happened in Osun State bye -election last Saturday where the leadership of the Party allowed the members in the Senatorial District to pick the candidate of their choice rather than imposing a candidate on them as it was the case in the past.
He said: “We have to thank all the stakeholders in the Bye Election for its peaceful conduct and as well for allowing the votes of the electorate to count this time around -no tales of inconclusive election. We are very happy as a political party, the outcome of the election reflected the wishes of the Osun West Senatorial District electorate.
” The INEC personnel , the Security Forces and the general electorate by their exemplary conduct, have made a great contribution to deepening our hard-earned Democracy.”
“The future of the country is very bright if INEC will continue to handle future elections in the Country as it did in the Osun Bye Election” he added.
The National Secretary also hailed the Hon Soji Adagunodo led State Working Committee, SWC, for delivering on their first major electoral assignment in the state despite all odds
It would be recalled that the PDP won 9 of the 10 Local Government Areas in the Senatorial District with 97,480 votes with the AP winning in only one with Local Government and garnering 66, 116 votes in the 10 Local Government Areas.