Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, the Governor of Osun State, yesterday, described the victory of the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (rtd), is the best thing to happen to a country that has endured 16 years of maladministration at the center.
He said Nigeria has finally been rescued from the jaws of death after 16 years of social, political and economic strains.
Aregbesola, in a statement by the Director, Bureau of Communication and Strategy, Office of the Governor, Mr. Semiu Okanlawon, congratulated Nigerians for the doggedness, perseverance and commitment to voting out a party that had held them hostage for 16 years.
Describing Buhari’s victory as the best thing that could happen to a nation under political and economic strains like Nigeria, the Governor said the overall results of the elections and the general conducts of the electorate demonstrated that Nigerians really wanted change in the country.
He also charged all other political parties to take the results and final outcome of the election with the spirit of sportsmanship, saying the people have spoken through their votes.
According to him, “I congratulate Nigerians for their steadfastness and commitment to a better Nigeria in the way they have come out right from the collection of permanent voters cards, which gave them the opportunity to exercise their civic responsibilities; their turn out during the election and their peaceful conducts.
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“The victory of the APC in the general elections should, therefore be seen as the triumph of democracy in Nigeria borne out of the people’s will and aspirations rather than the showing of strength of any political party or individuals.”
Meanwhile, Rauf Aregbesola had opened up on his administration’s failure to pay the salaries of workers in the state for five months.