President Goodluck Jonathan yesterday congratulated Osun State Governor Rauf Aregbesola on his victory in Saturday’s governorship election.
In a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Dr. Reuben Abati, the President also commended the Independent National Electoral Commission and national security agencies for ensuring that the election was free, fair, credible and peaceful in line with the commitment of his Administration.
He applauded Osun people who came out en masse in all the local government areas of the state to peacefully and freely exercise their democratic right.
The statement said the President believed that the free, fair and peaceful conduct of the election fully reaffirmed his administration’s determination to positively reform Nigeria’s electoral process.
The statement reads: “The outcome of the election has also given the lie to the false, unfair and uncharitable allegations that measures put in place by the federal government for the Ekiti and Osun State elections were partisan and designed to achieve a favourable outcome for his party.
“As Governor Aregbesola prepares to begin a second term in office, President Jonathan looks forward to continuing to work with him and other state governors to further improve the living conditions of Nigerians in Osun and other states of the country.” It stated