Osun State Governor, Ademola Adeleke has hailed President Muhammadu Buhari for giving his assent to the new Electoral Act for Nigeria.
The Governor gave the commendation in Abuja on Friday, while speaking to State House Correspondents after he paid a courtesy visit to the Nigerian leader.
The Governor, who was at the State House for the first time since assuming office in November last year, said the Act paved the way for a free and fair election that led to his election as Governor of Osun State.
Governor Adeleke said the introduction of the new Electoral Act has changed the global perspective about Nigeria.
He said: “Since my election, I feel like I should come and say hello to Mr. President and thank him for signing that Electoral Act because I benefited from it.
“That paved way for free and fair elections and the international community is applauding Nigeria that Nigeria is set for democracy.
“So that is why I’m here today; to see him, thank him and wish him well in his remaining time in office.”
He said Osun state was expecting support from the federal government, following his visit to the seat of power.
“We discussed nothing much, that’s the main reason. We just greeted some of the other things I already submitted and I will see the Chief of Staff for us to discuss on the way forward for the federal government to assist Osun State,” he added.