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Adeleke Reacts To S’court Verdict



–Says ‘Will Of People Ordained By God Survived Anti-masses Plot Of Powerful Forces

The battle of Osun Governorship seat was on Tuesday settled by the supreme court which affirmed the victory of Ademola Adeleke, candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in the Osun as duly elected Governor of the State .

Reacting to the judgement Governor Ademola Adeleke said it is historic day in the history of Osun politics.

He said: ” Today is the day, our God ordained to stamp his authority as the owner and giver of power.

“Today is that moment when the will of the people ordained by God survived anti-masses plot of powerful forces. We therefore celebrate God almighty. We dedicate today’s victory to Him. State power is of God and he bestowed it in whoever he wishes. I will remain God’s driven, divinely inspired, I will govern with the fear of God. Our governorship is an affirmation that we are for the people, by the people.

“As a moral compass, affirming the integrity of my lord justice, your affirmation for the truth and peoples will, consolidate and strengthen our democracy. On behalf of Osun people we appreciate you and adore your love for justice and equity.

“To all stakeholders in osun project, be assured that the revalidation of our mandate is a challenge, a call to duty, a fresh demand for more dividend of democracy. I commit myself to more expanded delivery of good governance, in me you will find a true pro people governor.

” I seek support of all Osun resident and citizens, in respective of party affiliations. This is our state and we must join hands to develop it.

“My appreciation goes to my family. My wives, Titi and Ngozi and children. To all Imole in Nigeria and abroad. Thank you for standing by me. I want to thank my brother and sister.

” My people of Osun State, the good job continues, we wrap up the implementation of our five points agenda. We shall focus on grassroot development. We shall embark on agricultural revival of our dear state. Our policies shall fight poverty, insecurity, unemployment and underdevelopment. You shall truthful feel and enjoy the dividend of democracy.”he stated .

However, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had declared Adeleke winner of the July 16, 2022 Osun governorship election.

Dissatisfied with the Ruling of State Tribunal, Former Governor Gboyega Oyetola and his party APC headed to Appeal Court the case was unanimously dismissed for lacking in merit .

Reading the lead judgement, Justice Agim of the Supreme Court established that Oyetola failed to prove over-voting in his Appeal, as the BVAS machines are the basis for proving over-voting.

However, Supreme Court also held that the Election Petitions Tribunal breached Adeleke’s rights to fair hearing and its decision is thus a nullity.

The Supreme Court, therefore dismissed the Appeal of the APC and Oyetola for lack.

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