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Osogbo – Re-elected governor of Osun, Rauf Aregbesola, on Sunday said he accepted his victory at the Saturday polls as a call to increased service.
Aregbesola stated this in his first official reaction to the outcome of the governorship election that saw him winning the polls.
“On behalf of my Party, the All Progressives Congress (APC), we are delighted to claim this hard won victory against all odds.
“I salute the courage of the people; I salute your courage, loyalty, your integrity and your desire to nurture our nascent democracy.
“The trust reposed in me and the confidence you have in me shall not be taken for granted, the outcome of this election shows that our people are interested in the growth of democracy.
“From now on, every vote must not only be counted, every vote must count,’’ Aregbesola said in a broadcast to the people of the state.
The re-elected governor pledged to leave no stone unturned to continue in transforming the state, saying “we shall work even more’’.
“This victory is for the people and it is a call for increased service,’’ Aregbesola declared.