From Juliana Taiwo-Obalonye, Abuja
The Governor of Osun State, Ademola Adeleke has praised President Muhammadu Buhari for paving the way for free and fair elections.
He said this to State House Correspondent after he met with the president at the State House.
Adeleke who is a member of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) commended the president for signing into law the electoral act 2022.
Adeleke secured 403,371 votes to defeat Gboyega Oyetola of the All Progressives Congress (APC), who got 375,027 votes in the July 16 governorship election of the state.
This is his first visit to the villa since he was sworn in as governor of the state.
Speaking in the purpose of his visit, he said “I am happy to tell you that I just saw our President, looking so well, looking so good and I’m happy about that. Since my election, I feel like I should come and say hello to Mr. President and thank him for signing that Electoral Act because I benefited from it. That paved way for free and fair elections and the international community is applauding Nigeria, that Nigeria is set for democracy.
“So that is why I’m here today; to see him, thank him and wish him well in his remaining time in office.”
Asked other things they discussed, Adeleke said: “Nothing, that’s the main reason. We just greeted and some of the other things, I already submitted and I will see the Chief of Staff for us to discuss on the way forward for the federal government to assist Osun State.”