It’s painful losing Osun gov poll – Presidency


The Presidency said on Sunday expressed its frustration for the loss of the just concluded Osun governorship election to the All Progressives Congress, describing the the ruling Peoples Democratic Party lost as painful.

Special Adviser to President Jonathan on Political Affairs, Prof. Rufa’i Alkali, said this while conducting a facility tour on Goodluck 2 Goodluck (G2G) 2015 Project national headquarters in Abuja.

“Today we would have celebrated Osun victory. It is however, a very painful day for us because the PDP candidate and the party had completed their home work and we know the people of Osun are tired of what is happening in the state, but here we are.

“I hope the APC, which is in the habit of complaining of having security agencies in ensuring enabling environment for election and is consistent in controversy and rejecting election results, will reject this Osun state gubernatorial election result.”

He however commended Independent National Electoral Commission and the security agencies for the roles they played in delivering a credible election in Osun.

Speaking on the groups canvassing for the reelection of President Jonathan in 2015, the Special Adviser said “Since assumption of office, we inherited 3,000 Goodluck Support groups, some have been existing and some are new, and we felt it is only those that are serious, and that we know each and every one of them, in faces, not only on papers, know what they can do and how we can collaborate with them.

The national coordinator of G2G and former governorship candidate of PDP in Edo state, Gen. Charles Airhiavbere (retd.) vowed that President Jonathan would return in 2015. “Our target is 50 million volunteers to mobilise so as to ensure that President Jonathan wins in 2015,” he said.

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