Olusola Oke Concedes Defeat, Congratulates Akeredolu: The Ondo State gubernatorial election may not be ending in the court of law as anticipated with major contenders accepting the results in good faith.
The gubernatorial candidate of the Alliance for Democracy (AD) in Ondo State, Chief Olusola Oke Monday congratulated Mr Rotimi Akeredolu (SAN) of the All Progressives Congress (APC) who won last Saturday’s election according to The Nation.
However,he decried the ‘heavy monetization’ of the election process which produced him.
Oke who addressed reporters in his Ijapo Estate, Akure residence commended both the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and the security agents deployed to the State for being fair in the handling of their duties but regretted that the open and free use of money to purchase votes during the election by the ruling parties remains a sad commentary on the nation’s electoral process.
This development, according to him, required the urgent intervention by government if the much publicized anti-corruption agenda of the Federal Government must have meaning to Nigerians.
He, therefore, assured that as members of the opposition, the AD shall continue to contribute to the process of governance and would not hesitate to point, in a civilized manner, the attention of the incoming government to any area where the masses seem not to have been considered in the policy framework of governance.
“We shall voice our opinion whenever we believe any member of the incoming government strayed from the progressive calling required of the administration,” he posited.
Oke congratulated the governor-elect, Rotimi Akeredolu, SAN and wish him success and praying to God to guide him “as he directs the affairs of our dear state.”