Osun Osun Poll: Akeredolu, Fayemi, Ambode, Others Hail Supreme Court Judgment

Ondo State governor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, his Ekiti State counterpart, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, and former Lagos State governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, on Friday joined millions of other Nigerians to congratulate Governor Gboyega Oyetola on the Supreme Court judgment affirming him as the governor of Osun State.

Akeredolu described the Supreme Court judgement as an affirmation of the decision made by the people of Osun State when they filed out in their hundreds of thousands to freely give their votes to Oyetola as their governor in November, 2018.

The governor noted that the judgment has finally laid to rest the legal battle which arose from the governorship poll.

He expressed hope that with the judgment, Governor Oyetola can now fully concentrate on the implementation of his administration’s policies towards the development of Osun State.

He described the judgment as a victory for the people of Osun State and democracy.

On his part, Governor Fayemi described the judgment of the Apex Court as an affirmation of the people’s will.

He said the judgment was triumph of popular sovereignty as expressed through the peoples’ votes in the 2018 governorship election in the state.

In a congratulatory statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Yinka Oyebode, the governor congratulated the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the people of Osun State for remaining calm and optimistic all through the judicial process.

He urged Governor Oyetola to be magnanimous in victory and extend a hand of fellowship to his opponent in the bid to move the state forward.

He said: “It is a great day for democracy. The highest court in the country has finally settled the controversies surrounding the Osun governorship election and affirmed Governor Oyetola as the true winner of the election.

“Hearty congratulations to my brother governor, Oyetola. A bigger congratulations to the people of Osun State, who are the real winners in the context.”

Congratulating Oyetola in a statement signed by his media aide, Habib Aruna, former Governor Ambode of Lagos State said it was a well-deserved victory and an affirmation of the mandate given to the victorious governor by the people of Osun State on September 22, 2018.

“I congratulate my brother, Governor Gboyega Oyetola on this resounding victory at the apex court. It is not only a victory for the All Progressives Congress (APC) but also an attestation to the fact that the judiciary remains the last hope for the common man.

“With this victory, I strongly believe that it would enable the governor to focus on delivering on his campaign promises and implementing policies that would make life more comfortable for the people of Osun State,” Ambode said.


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