Osun election: Peter Obi congratulates Senator Adeleke, Lasun Yusu, LP candidate2 min read
The presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Mr Peter Obi, has congratulated Senator Ademola Adeleke, the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), who emerged the winner of Osun State governorship election.
He also congratulated Rt. Hon Lasun Sulaimon Yusuff and his running mate Adeola Adekunle Atanda.
Obi in a statement which a copy was made available to Newsband, commended Yussuf and his running mate for what he described as “their spirit of resolve and sportsmanship” despite the outcome of the election.
The former Anambra State governor also admonished his supporters (Obidient Movement) that the outcome of Osun state election is not a verdict on the growing strength of the party nationwide, especially when seen against the fact that the Labour Party is barely one month old and had to deal with forces that have been entrenched in the state for the last two decades.
He however, urged his supporters to gear up as much work is needed to be done as the 2023 general elections draws near.
The statement reads, “I extend my warmest personal congratulations to Sen. Ademola Adeleke on wining the Osun State Gubernatorial election.
“I also congratulate the candidate of our Labour Party, Rt. Hon Lasun Sulaimon Yusuff and his running mate, Adeola Adekunle Atanda, on a hard- fought battle. Their spirit of reslove and sportsmanship, despite the outcome is commendable.
“To our “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 had to contend with forces that have been entrenched in the state for the last two decades.
“It is however refreshing to observe that within this very short period of only a few weeks, the Labour Party has made its presence and political impact felt nationally. We must strengthen our collective resolve and not 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 breath of the nation. We are confident that most Nigerian electorates will buy into our mission to take back Nigeria, for the purpose of rescuing it from continued decline, changing the national psyche from consumption to production and from sharing dwindling resources to creating wealth and ultimately combating poverty frontally.”