Former Anambra State governor, and Presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP), Mr Peter Obi has congratulated the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate in Osun State, Sen. Ademola Adeleke on wining the Osun State gubernatorial election.
Obi was in the state prior to the election to campaign for his party’s governorship candidate, Rt. Hon Lasun Sulaimon Yusuff, who was one of Adeleke’s challengers.
Obi said the outcome of the Osun election will not affect his victory in next year’s presidential election.
“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.
“This is 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.”
Obi said it is 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.
He said: “I congratulate Sen. Ademola Adeleke and 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 sportsmanship, despite the outcome is commendable.”
“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.”