By; JACOB ONJEWU DICKSON
The All Progressives Congress (APC) has hailed the Osun electorate; Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC); security agencies and relevant stakeholders over the conduct of Saturday’s inconclusive governorship election in the state which was largely peaceful despite some reported irregularities.
The commendation was contained in a statement signed by its acting National Publicity Secretary, Mr. Yekinin Nabena, made available on Sunday night.
“While we continue to improve on our electoral processes, particularly correcting some irregularities witnessed in Saturday’s election, the APC commends the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration which has continually exhibited its commitment to ensuring that elections are more peaceful, transparent, credible and acceptable,” it stated.
APC described the development as a departure from the situation under past Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) administrations “where the people’s will was subverted and elections where manipulated. We hereby reject the PDP’s baseless calls that the inconclusive Osun governorship election is announced in its favour.”
In the leadup to the rerun election, it called on the Osun electorate, party supporters and members to remain upbeat and focused on the task of consolidating on the APC Change administration in the state by voting for the victory of their candidate, Gboyega Oyetola.