The candidate for Social Democratic Party (SDP) in the 2018 governorship election in Osun State, Senator Iyiola Omisore has promised not to relent in his campaign for democracy and good governance.
INEC on Sunday declared the election inconclusive has Senator Ademola Adeleke of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) pulling the highest votes but not enough to declare him the winner.
Speaking to supporters after the election, Omisore said: “I must thank everyone who supported the Restoration Agenda for their commitment and work. This is the core of the democracy we seek. We have won the electoral battle in a way hitherto unheard of in the state, and I daresay in contemporary democratic elections in Nigeria. You have all done well and I thank you.
“We shall continue in our demand for good governance, accountability and human dignity. My commitment to this remains total without any prejudice to the next steps we collectively workout. Our people’s votes have again been manipulated through vote buying and exploitation of the hunger in our land.
“Only good governance and committed leadership can drive out this hunger. The quest for this continues. I enjoin you to sustained action noting as Mary Matthews states in the 1948 movie ‘State of the Union’
“Politicians have stayed professionals only because the voters have remained amateurs.
“We shall continue to invest on democratic education and political awareness of our people, so vote buying is totally eliminated in the most peaceful and democratic ways.”