Former Vice President and chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Atiku Abubakar, has said that the victory of Rauf Aregbesola in the weekend’s governorship election in Osun State has indicated the level of popularity and acceptability of the opposition party ahead of the 2015 general elections.
In a congratulatory message to Governor Aregebesola over his re-election, Atiku observed that the overwhelming victory recorded by the APC in the election was a clear indication of the popularity of both the party and the candidate among the people of the state.
Atiku, who had earlier solicited the support of the people of the state to vote for the APC candidate, also showed appreciation to the voters in Osun State for not letting him down.
“The victory of Governor Aregbesola and the APC in the governorship election in Osun State is very symbolic. It shows clearly that my in-law and the incumbent governor is very popular among his people of Osun State.
“It also shows significantly that the people of Osun State are at home with the APC and the mass oriented policies associated with our great party, the Turakin Adamawa said.
He noted that in as much as the election has been won and lost, what is important is that the people of Osun State have made an investment into the future for another four years.
“Our great party, the APC is very appreciative of the decision that the people have made and I am very confident that Governor Aregbesola will initiate more people-friendly policies that will make the APC come out stronger in future elections in the state and beyond,” Atiku said.
“I am also particularly very proud of my in-laws from Ijesaland. I made a call to them and they didn’t let me and the APC down. I say a big thank you to them,” he added.