Labour Party Presidential candidate, Peter Obi has applauded Labour Party Lasun Yusuff and his running mate, Adeola Atanda for their ‘hard-fought battle’ in the just concluded governorship election in Osun State.
Obi also congratulated Ademola Adeleke of the Peoples Democratic Party for his victory in a statement he released on Sunday.
Advising his supporters, he encouraged that the results of the Osun governorship elections are not a verdict on Labour Party’s exponentially growing strength nationwide, especially when viewed against the fact that the ‘Obidient Movement’ is barely one month old.
He further advised that much work must be done and in the fullness of time, Nigeria will be rescued from the forces that have been entrenched in the state for the last two deceased.
The statement reads, “I extend my warmest personal congratulations to Sen. Ademola Adeleke on winning the Osun State Gubernatorial elections.
“I also congratulate the candidate of our @NgLabour, Rt. Hon Lasun Sulaimon Yusuff and his running mate, Adeola Adekunle Atanda, for a hard-fought battle and their spirit of resolve and sportsmanship, despite the outcome.
“To the Obidient Movement Family and our supporters nationwide, the outcome of this particular election is not a verdict on our exponentially growing strength nationwide, especially when viewed against the fact that we are barely one month old in the party and we had to contend with forces that have been entrenched in the state for the last two decades. However, within this very short period of only a few weeks, the Labour Party has made its presence and political impact felt nationally.
“We must strengthen our collective resolve not to relent in our noble march to take back our country.
Much work remains to be done, hence we must focus the totality of our efforts now on the forthcoming 2023 General elections.
“In the fullness of time, our message of rescue and recovery will resonate throughout the length and breadth of the Nation and most Nigerian electorate will buy in into our mission to take back Nigeria, for the purpose of rescuing it from continued decline, shift the National psyche from consumption to production and from sharing dwindling resources to creating wealth and frontally combating poverty.”