The triumph of Osun State Governor Rauf Aregbesola in the August 9 election, where he polled more than 394,000 votes against his Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) challenger, Senator Iyiola Omisore is a wake-up for Nigerians ahead of the general elections next year, Ekiti State Deputy Governor, Prof Modupe Adelabu has said.
She said the victory of the All Progressives Congress ((APC) standard bearer was a confirmation that no amount of federal might can subvert the people’s will.
Prof Adelabu spoke with reporters at the Osun State Government House, Osogbo, where she, in the company of Governor Kayode Fayemi’s wife, Olabisi, during a solidarity visit to Aregbesola on the renewal of his mandate.
The duo of Prof Adelabu and Mrs Fayemi were received by Governor Aregbesola; his deputy, Otunba Titilayo Laoye-Tomori; his wife, Serifat; and Prof Sola Adeyeye.
Mrs Adelabu urge Nigerians to use the victory of the people’s triumph over brute force and intimidation in Osun to effect the necessary change across the country in 2015.
Her words: “We are using his (Aregbesola’s) re-election as a point of contact for other states in Nigeria so that come 2015, there will be change at the contre.
“What we have seen in Osun State is a revelation of what happened in Ekiti State on June 21. We thank God that we made the sacrifice in Ekiti State.”
She said there will be shocking revelations from the petition instituted by the local chapter of the APC on the June 21 governorship election in Ekiti State, which she insisted was skewed against her party by the powers that be.
On their mission to the State of the Living Spring, the Deputy Governor said: “Osun is brother state to us in Ekiti. So, we have come to rejoice with our brother whose mandate for a fresh four-year term has just been renewed.
“We are grateful to God for what He has done for us. We are happy for the Governor. And of course, he deserves it and we know the people of Osun State will enjoy his second term.
“I believe he is going to perform better than he is doing in this first term which expires November.”