SENATOR Ademola Adeleke, candidate of the People’s Democratic Party, (PDP), has on Friday congratulated Governor Gboyega Oyetola on his victory over the Supreme Court’s ruling.
Adeleke, in a statement by his spokesperson, Olawale Rasheed, said the Supreme Court ‘s verdict is final, regardless of his personal reactions.
“Our ambition was never a do-or-die affair. We aspired to serve and deliver democratic dividends to the people of Osun state. Our ambition was altruistic,” he said.
He noted that being a democrat and law-abiding citizen, he accepts the ruling no matter his misgivings.
“I wish Governor Oyetola well in the governance of Osun State,” he said.
Adeleke said he fought a good fight in pursuance of a democratic cause, and “the ideals we fought for lives on”.
On his part, Oyetola, has extended an olive branch to the opposition in the state.
He said this while leading street celebrations following his victory at the Supreme Court.
“It is time to move forward. I extend a hand of friendship to the opposition. We are all Omoluabi. I will focus on security, people’s welfare especially women,” Oyetola said.
President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated Oyetola over the ruling of the Supreme Court, confirming his victory as governor of Osun state.
A statement, through his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina states:
“President Buhari commends the government and people of Osun in allowing the rule of law to run its entire course, urging them as well as security agencies to sustain the peace.
“The decision of the apex court lays to rest the tussle over the governorship of Osun State and removes all encumbrances on the path of the governor from fully delivering dividends of democracy to the good people of the state”.
The president urged Oyetola and the All Progressives Congress, (APC) party to be magnanimous in victory and make concrete moves towards inclusive governance as may be necessary.
Buhari reiterated the federal government’s willingness to partner with the state government to deliver quality public services.