Ademola Adeleke, governor of Osun State, met with President Muhammadu Buhari for the first time since his inauguration in November 2022. The meeting took place on Friday at the Presidential Villa in Abuja.
After his encounter with the president, he explained to reporters that he had travelled to the Presidential Villa to personally thank the president for signing the Electoral Act, which made it possible for him to become the governor.
Adeleke, elected on the ticket of the main opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), praised Buhari’s health and good looks and said the president’s move cleared the way for free and fair elections in the state.
He mentioned how both Nigerians and the international community well received the exercise.
You may remember that Adeleke won the election and deposed incumbent governor Gboyega Oyetola of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).
Governor Adeleke has stated that he plans to meet with the President’s Chief of Staff, Prof. Ibrahim Gambari, during his visit to the villa to discuss other matters pertaining to federal assistance.
When asked why he had come to the villa, he replied, “Well, am happy to tell you that I just saw the president looking so well, looking so good and am happy about that.”
“Since my election, I’ve felt like I should come and say hello to Mr President and thank him for signing the Electoral Act because I must have benefited from it.
“That paved the way for free and fair elections. And all the International community are applauding Nigeria, saying that Nigeria is set for democracy.
“So, that’s why am here today, to see him and thank him and wish him well for the remaining time in office.”
He said he had submitted additional materials and would meet with the Chief of Staff to discuss the next steps for federal aid to Osun State.