President Muhammadu Buhari has promised to consider a request for assistance made by Governor Ademola Adeleke of Osun State.
The president made the promise when he received the governor at the State House, Abuja, on a “thank you” visit.
Adeleke, elected on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), said he came to appreciate the president for providing a level-playing field in the election that was held in July last year in the state.
He said, “I had waited patiently for this appointment and was praying fervently for it to happen. It’s a dream come true for me to see you and have a handshake.
“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.”
Adeleke, who noted that free and fair elections would be one of the greatest legacies President Buhari would bequeath to the country, said the development was already being applauded.
Among the requests Adeleke made are support on infrastructure development; a proposed new economic city and free trade zone; tax credit and other federal facilities in Osun State.