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Osun re-run: Adeleke vows to contest results in court

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Jaafar Jaafar
Jaafar Jaafar is a graduate of Mass Communication from Bayero University, Kano. He was a reporter at Daily Trust, an assistant editor at Premium Times and now the editor-in-chief of Daily Nigerian.
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Ademola Adeleke, the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, candidate in the just concluded Osun gubernatorial election has vowed to use legal means to upturn the results in his favour.

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Mr Adeleke, who made this vow during a press briefing held on Friday in Ede, Osun,  lauded Nigerians and members of the media for their enthusiasm in support of the democracy.

He alleged that he was robbed at the polls, assuring that no effort would be spared in the effort at upturning the results.

The PDP flag bearer urged the people not to be low spirited, adding that the defeat was a temporary setback, which would be a victory, at last.

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The senator said he sympathised with those wounded during the election, promising that those arrested would be released soon.

He also expressed gratitude to the domestic and international observers for their impartial coverage of the election, allegedly marred by violence, malpractices and irregularities.

Mr Adeleke added that the people of Osun must remain vigilant, but calm.

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The Osun PDP chairman, Soji Adagunodo, also alleged that the gubernatorial election was rigged and accompanied with violence.

Mr Adagunodo lauded Nigerians and members of the media for their enthusiasm and the passion demonstrated in support of democracy.


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