Why we defeated APC in Osun West – Makarfi PDP

Ademola Adeleke
Ademola Adeleke

A faction of the Peoples Democratic Party led by Ahmed Makarfi on Sunday congratulated the winner of the Osun West bye-election, Ademola Adeleke, saying the outcome is a reflection of a reawakening within the party.

Mr. Adeleke contested the election on the platform of the Ali Sheriff faction of the party.

“The victory of our Party, the PDP, at the poll is a general reflection on the reawakening of Nigerians to the deceit of the All Progressive Congress (APC), led administration at all levels, hence, the overwhelming rejection of the APC by the electorates in Osun West,” the faction’s National Publicity, Dayo Adeyeye.

“The people have spoken with one voice and we know that Ademola Adeleke will deliver on his promises to the people.

“The successful outcome of this election is an evidence of hard work, dedication and the unity of all members of the PDP in Osun state who buried temporary differences in the overall interest of the party and the good people of Osun state.”

According to Mr. Adeyeye, the party is confident that without the interference of the APC in the current leadership issues in PDP, it still remains the party to beat in all elections in Nigeria.

“Even as we await the judgement of the Supreme Court we urge all our members to unite in the interest of Nigerians to rid the country of the horrible APC government,” he further urged.

“Finally, we congratulate the people of Osun West for coming out enmass to vote for our candidate and for their peaceful conduct during the elections.

“We also congratulate our members in Osun state for this important victory.”

Mr. Adeleke defeated Mudashiru Hussein of the APC by over 30,000 votes, winning in nine of the ten available local governments.


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  • joelaw

    This loss is good for APC, may be they can now sit down think and re-strategise. You can’t lord candidates over the people, the wound cause by the untimely death of Adeleke snr is still very fresh in peoples mind and, if only as a mark of honor the younger Adeleke should have been left to fly the party’s flag. PDP should not misread the victory however, the party is still very unpopular, a chunk of Adeleke’s votes are protest votes against Aregbesola and the notion that he master minded the death of Adeleke snr. APC should mend fences particularly with the working class presently owed so much in salary, get a popular grass root candidate, and the 2018 election will be very competitive that is if Adeleke has not crossed over to APC.

  • Kay Soyemi (Esq.)

    PDP didn’t beat APC, but Adeleke did.

    Imagine that APC fielded Mr. Adeleke and add its 66k vote garnered by Mr. Hussein, would that not have been a wipeout of PDP?

    It’s time Nigeria allows independent candidates so that people would no longer be tied to parties without ideological leanings.