Celebration in Osun over Tinubu’s victory as Oyetola congratulates President-elect 

By Deborah Oladejo, Osogbo

It was celebration galore in some parts of Osun State on Wednesday following the declaration of the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu as the winner of Saturday’s presidential election.

Residents of Iragbiji in Boripe Local Government, the hometown of the immediate past governor of the state, Mr. Gboyega Oyetola had early in the day danced to the palace of the traditional ruler of the town, the Aragbiji of Iragbiji, Oba Abdulrasheed Olabomi to express their joy on the outcome of the presidential election.

The people and the traditional ruler who could not hide their joy, sang different victory and thanksgiving songs.

Also in Osogbo supporters and members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) came out to the streets to celebrate the victory.

The victory parade took place at Oja-Oba, Odi-Olowo, Olaiya, Oke-Fia and other parts of the state capital.

Meanwhile, Mr. Oyetola has congratulate Asiwaju Tinubu on his victory, describing it as victory for democracy and pointer to democratic sustenance in Nigeria.

In a statement by his spokesperson, Ismail Omipidan, Oyetola expressed confidence in the ability, competence and administrative acumen of the President-elect to take the country to enviable heights never known in history.

He noted that the emergence of the President-elect is a clear indication that the country is on the verge of democratic rejuvenation, insisting that Tinubu who is endowed with the required qualities of a good leader, would consolidate on the track records of President Muhammadu Buhari.

Oyetola also thanked the people of Osun, especially the 343,945 voters who came out last Saturday to cast their ballots in favour of the President-elect in the face of harassment and intimidation from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) sponsored thugs in the state, saying that their labour would not be in vain.

He sympathised with the families of the 15 APC members killed by PDP thugs in the buildup to the presidential election and prayed for the souls of the departed, while noting that they will not die in vain.

Oyetola also thanked party leaders and supporters in Osun for standing by the party, assuring them that soon, the party shall return to continue from where it stopped on November 27, 2022.

Oyetola added: “Your emergence at the just-concluded Presidential Election is indeed a reward of your tireless efforts and selfless service to Nigeria and Nigerians and of course humanity.

“You are not just a leader of leaders but the finest politician who had used his God-given wisdom and wealth to build humanity and advance the socio-economic fortune of our dear country.

“With your antecedents coupled with your outstanding credentials in both private and public sectors, I have no doubt in my mind that you will deliver good governance and build on Nigeria’s existing democratic structures.”

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