Following the emergence of Senator Ademola Adeleke at the just concluded governorship election in Osun State, the Oluwo of lwoland, Oba AbdulRasheed Adewale, has called on residents and patriots to cooperate with the governor-elect.
In a statement by his press secretary, Alli Ibraheem, posted on his Instagram page, the monarch described Adeleke as courageous for surviving the hurdles of the electioneering process.
While congratulating the governor-elect, Oba Adewale called for collaborative efforts with technocrats for his success for the development of the state.
He wrote, “I congratulate the Osun State Governor-elect, Senator Ademola Adeleke, on his victory at the keenly contested poll. He has demonstrated uncommon courage, tenacity to have survived many hurdles. His life is a lesson for many aspiring youths. There is always reward for hard work.
“I look forward to having an Iwo man as the Osun State Governor, if God permits! I pray for divine wisdom, courage and understanding for Senator Ademola Adeleke to effectively manage Osun State affairs.”
Adeleke, a Peoples Democratic Party governorship candidate, was declared as the winner of the governorship election after scoring 403,371 votes to defeat the incumbent governor, Gboyega Oyetola of the All Progressives Congress, who polled 375,027 votes.
He was subsequently presented with a Certificate of Return by the Independent National Electoral Commission on Wednesday.