The Governor of Osun State, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, has said that the beauty of democracy is that the will of the people must prevail at all times.
Aregbesola, in his response to the outcome of the governorship poll in Ekiti State on Saturday, said if the result of the election, which declared the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Ayo Fayose, the winner is the true reflection of the people’s decision and desires, his party would have no option but to abide by the outcome.
He said a true democrat must be ready to embrace defeat, just as he will be quick to embrace victory in all genuine democratic contests.
Aregbesola, in a statement by his Director, Bureau of Communications and Strategy, Semiu Okanlawon, however, cautioned that while recognising the will of the people in the attempt to institute real democracy in Nigeria, all institutions of state must be deployed in manners that promote and edify democratic tenets.
Reassuring the people of Osun State of the confidence of his party to win the August 9 poll in Osun State, Aregbesola said the support base for his party and government remained unflinching.