An unexpected upset was recorded in Osun West Senatorial by-election held Saturday as the Peoples Democratic Party,PDP candidate defeated the All Progressives Congress,APC candidate.
PDP candidate, Ademola Adeleke polled a total of 97, 480 votes to floor PDP candidate, Senator Mudashiru Hussain who polled 66,116 votes.
APC is the ruling party in Osun State and Hussain was the candidate anointed by incumbent Governor Rauf Aregbesola.But the people.
PDP’s victory in Osun is being interpreted as a wake up call for APC in the state and the entire country ahead of the 2019 general elections.
Already, the Senator Ahmed Makarfi led National Caretaker Committee of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is jubilant about the Osun west by-election result. Makarfif’s PDP aside congratulating Ademola Adeleke on his victory added that “The victory of our Party, the PDP at the poll is a general reflection on the reawakening of Nigerians to the deceit of the All Progressive Congress (APC), led administration at all levels, hence, the overwhelming rejection of the APC by the electorate in Osun West.”
The Makarfi PDP statement signed by Prince Dayo Adeyeye, also said “The people have spoken with one voice and we know that Ademola Adeleke will deliver on his promises to the people . The successful outcome of this election is an evidence of hard work, dedication and the unity of all members of the PDP in Osun state who buried temporary differences in the overall interest of the party and the good people of Osun state.
“We are confidence that without the interference of the APC in the current leadership issues in our Party, the PDP remains the Party to beat in all elections in Nigeria. Even as we await the judgment of the Supreme Court we urge all our members to unite in the interest of Nigerians to rid the country of the horrible APC government .
“Finally, we congratulate the people of Osun West for coming out enmass to vote for our candidate and for their peaceful conduct during the elections. We also congratulate our members in Osun state for this important victory.