Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, the National leader of the All Progressive Congress (APC) has disclosed that Nigeria’s democracy is working owning to the party’s victory in the September 22nd Osun governorship election.
Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos, who will be fighting for the party’s ticket in Sunday’s primary and Senatorial aspirant and former Minister, Mr Musiliu Obanikoro, were also received by the leader.
Naija News recalls that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had on Thursday declared Oyetola of the All Progressives Congress (APC) winner end of Thursday’s re-run election in seven polling units.
Tinubu said that the people of Osun exercised their rights and chose the best candidate to drive development in the state.
”The people of Osun, the state of ‘Omoluabi’ demonstrated their strong determination, they have good judgment, they exercised their rights to choose the best candidate necessary for developmental programmes in the state.
”When you look at those who were running, you have the best, the most brilliant, the most qualified, competent, calm and great candidate.
”That is what they have done to show that democracy is at work.
“Democracy is about the people, and the people have equally exercised their right to be tolerant, patient, persevere and do what is necessary to develop the economy of the state.
”And you need the most competent person that will perform.
”In leadership, you need a thinker and a doer that must be present in the mind, body and soul; that person who will carry the responsibility of he state and I feel that Mr Oyetola fits perfectly,” he said.
Tinubu admonished the people of the state to ensure they support the governor-elect on his quest to continue the good work in the state.
”The rest is for the people of Osun state to rally round and give him the necessary support and encourage him to do well following the legacy already built.
”He already has a blueprint for development agenda,” he said.
On the APC presidential primary, the National leader said the huge support from party faithfuls in Lagos State was a signal that the party would emerge victorious in 2019.
“Democracy is at work and we have managed the party till now.
”Here in Lagos, about 2.3 million people including myself, as I am standing before you supported and participated in voting for President Muhammadu Buhari.
”And I want to tell you that this has sent a tone or signal to what will come in February 2019, ” Tinubu said.