President Muhammadu Buhari has promised to give the request for assistance by Governor Ademola Adeleke of Osun State a thought. The president made the promise Friday when he received the Osun State governor at the State House, Abuja.
Governor Adeleke, who was elected on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), said he was at the State House to appreciate the president for providing a level-playing field in the election that was held in July last year in the state. He hailed President Muhammadu Buhari for signing the Electoral Act, which he notes paved the way for his victory as governor.
“I am a beneficiary of the new Electoral Law you signed, as it paved the way for free and fair elections, ruling out ballot box snatching and stuffing. The security agencies followed your instruction to be fair and firm, and I am so proud of you. You are a true father regardless of political party differences,” he said.
The Osun state Governor noted that free and fair elections would be one of the greatest legacies President Buhari would bequeath to the country.
Among the requests, Adeleke made are:
1. Support on infrastructure development.
2. A proposed new economic city and free trade zone.
3. Tax credit and other federal facilities in Osun State.