Jonathan Hails INEC Over Osun Elections, Congratulates Aregbesola

President  Goodluck Jonathan has congratulated Governor Rauf Aregbesola of Osun State on his victory in Saturday’s governorship election in the state, even as he commended the Independent National Electoral Commission for a job well done.
A statement by Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Dr. Reuben Abati, said the President also hailed security agencies for ensuring that the elections were free, fair, credible and peaceful in keeping with the avowed commitment of his Administration.

“President Jonathan also applauds the people of Osun State who came out en masse yesterday in all the local government areas of the state to peacefully and freely exercise their democratic right, trusting in his assurance that all necessary measures would be taken to ensure their safety and the sanctity of their votes.

“The President  believes  that the free, fair and peaceful conduct of the elections have fully reaffirmed his administration’s determination  to positively reform Nigeria’s electoral processes,” Abati stated.

Adding that, “the outcome of the election has also given the lie to the false, unfair and uncharitable allegations that measures put in place by the Federal Government for the Ekiti and Osun State elections were partisan and designed to achieve a favourable outcome for his party.

“As Governor Aregbesola prepares to begin a second term in office, President Jonathan looks forward to continuing to work with him and other state governors to further improve the living conditions of Nigerians in Osun and other states of the country.

“He wishes Governor Aregbesola continued good health and a successful second term in office,” the statement added.