OrderPaperToday – Deputy President of the Senate, Ike Ekweremadu, has congratulated the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the Osun State 2018 governorship election, Senator Ademola Adeleke following his victory at the Governorship Election Petition Tribunal today.

Ekweremadu in a Facebook post noted that the constitution amendments to ensure that unlawful mandates are not enjoyed for long are paying off.

“I congratulate Senator Adeleke and the good people of Osun State on the restoration of their mandate. This is victory for the sanctity of the ballot box, victory for the rule of law, and indeed victory for democracy.

“It is for reasons such as the travesty visited on the people of Osun State that the National Assembly amended the constitution in 2010 and 2018 to set a timeframes for the determination of both election petitions and pre-election matters, respectively, to ensure that unlawful mandates are not enjoyed for long. I knew it wouldn’t take long and the true will of Osun people would prevail. It is indeed another Happy day for democracy,” he said.

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Damilola is a multiple award-winning Writer, Researcher, and Community/Sustainable Development Practitioner. His interests and experience span across media, academics, human capital development, and strategic planning. Damilola is the first Nigerian in history to win the blog4dev writing contest organised by the World Bank. Also, his writing on violent extremism and sustainable peace in Nigeria won a PeaceWriteNow prize, presented by the Embassy of Ireland in June, 2018. His works have been published in Nigeria and the United States of America, in English and in French. Damilola has also attended important meetings within and outside the African continent including the 2019 Spring Meetings of the World Bank and International Monetary Fund in Washington D.C, USA. He was also a special guest on a panel discussion titled “How creative industry can help to stem fragility,” which was held at the headquarters of the World Bank in Washington, D.C, USA. Furthermore, Damilola was selected as a Champion of Advocacy against extreme poverty and preventable diseases by ONE Campaign in May, 2019. An alumnus of the prestigious Lagos Business School and Federal University of Technology Akure, Damilola Adeniran represents Nigeria in the Youth Transforming Africa Program.

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