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Osun Governorship Tussle Judgement, Triumph For Democracy – Assembly



Osun state House of Assembly under the leadership of Rt. Hon Najeem Salaam has congratulated the Governor of the state, Mr Gboyega Oyetola over his victory at the Appellate court.

In a statement issued by the Chairman, House Committee on Information and Strategy, Hon Olatunbosun Oyintiloye , the parliament described the judgment of the Court of Appeal as a resounding one and a triumph for democracy.

The State Assembly eulogized the Appeal court judges for being thorough on their verdict, saying the court has again proven itself to be the hope of the masses.

According to the parliament, the verdict was a victory for democracy and the people of Osun state, who spoke through the ballot and chose Governor Oyetola as their preferred leader.

The wild jubilation and joy expressed by the residents of the state sequel to the judgement according to the Assembly has also buttressed the acceptability of the Governor.

While expressing confidence in the Judiciary, the Parliament said the judgement would enable the governor to focus on the business of governance.

The Assembly also appreciated leadership of the party both at the State and National Level for their support during the case.

Assuring the governor of support by the legislative arms of Government in the state, the assembly stressed, “We would support the governor on every programme outlined towards the progress of the state without prejudice or compromise.

“This is paramount as the development of our dear state is our priority”, it said.

The State Election petition tribunal had on 22nd March, 2019 declared the PDP’s Senator Ademola Adeleke as the winner of the September 22nd and 27th 2018 election. The Governor Oyetola consequently took the verdict to the appeal court.

On Thursday, 9th May 2019, the appeal court sitting at Abuja led by Justice Jummai Sankey in a majority judgement of four to one by the five man panel upheld the victory of Oyetola at the poll.

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