It is no longer news that the much-anticipated Osun gubernatorial election has come and gone peacefully. What is generating reactions from prominent Nigerians in the country’s political space, however, is that the incumbent, Gboyega Oyetola of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has lost his governorship seat to his fierce rival, Senator Ademola Adeleke of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
As expected, reactions have begun to trail the just-concluded polls as many prominent Nigerians took their various social media handles to share their thoughts on Adeleke’s victory.
While some persons have chosen to give kudos to the PDP and the residents of Osun for the hard-fought victory, renowned human rights activist, Aisha Yesufu has chosen to congratulate the President Muhammadu Buhari regime instead.
According to a video shared on her Twitter handle a few hours ago, Hajia Yesufu urged Nigerians to give some kudos to the President for the decision to sign the Amended Electoral Act into law earlier this year.
Unable to conceal her joy and excitement in the video, the renowned activist stated that President Buhari will be remembered for granting assent to the Act. She also urged Nigerians to go out and get their Permanent Voters Cards (PVC) because the power to fix the country has now been put into their hands.
For those who are not aware, the results of Osun State election was transmitted electronically from all polling units straight to the INEC servers in Abuja. This, in turn, was projected on the electoral body’s website which we closely monitored in real-time by Nigerians in various parts of the country.
The electronic transmission of results was one of the clauses inserted into the Amended Electoral Act signed by President Buhari back in February, 2022.
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