By Henry Umoru
ABUJA-DEPUTY Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, has described the Osun West Senatorial District bye-election, with Ademola Adeleke of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as the winner as “a glimmer of hope for the nation’s electoral system”.
Reacting to the outcome of the election, Ekweremadu who noted that it was not only victory for the PDP, but also more importantly, a victory for the nation’s democracy’ however congratulated Ademola Adeleke, saying, “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”.
In a statement by his special Adviser, Media, Uche Anichukwu, Ekweremadu who commended the people of Osun West for their vigilance and peaceful conducts during the election, said that they did not only vote, but also ensured that their votes counted in a peaceful atmosphere.
He expressed confidence that the Senator-elect would provide robust and quality representation as his late brother, Senator Isiaka Adeleke, had done in the past.