By Raphael Onyekachukwu, Enugu – The Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, has congratulated the winner of the Osun West Senatorial District bye-election, Ademola Adeleke of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on his victory, describing the poll as “a glimmer of hope for the nation’s electoral system”.
Ekweremadu said Adeleke’s performance at the polls is not only victory for the PDP, but, more importantly, a victory for the nation’s democracy.
Reacting to the elections’ outcome through his media aide, Uche Anichukwu; the lawmaker said: “I congratulate the Senator-elect, Ademola Adeleke, and our party faithful in Osun State in particular on this symbolic victory.
“For our party, it shows that working together as one big family, we can always show strength, achieve great results, and surmount every obstacle in rebuilding the fortunes of our party and restoring good governance to the country.
“It also appears the Independent National Electoral Commission is beginning to get it right in reviving hope and confidence of the people in the potency and sanctity of the ballot box. We will tread the path of cautious optimism, watching and believing that sanity is beginning to return to the electoral system, once again”.
He lauded the people of Osun West for their vigilance and peaceful conducts during the election, saying they not only voted, but also ensured that their votes counted in a peaceful atmosphere.
Ekweremadu expressed confidence that the Senator-elect would provide robust and quality representation as his late brother, Senator Isiaka Adeleke, had done in the past.