•Orders Workers To Go Home Before Closing Time
THE mood in Osun State Secretariat, Osogbo, Osun State capital on Monday could be likened to that of mourning, as the Court of Appeal that sat in Benin, Edo State capital, pronounced Dr. Olusegun Mimiko, popularly known as ‘Iroko’ as the duly-elected governor of Ondo State.
It would be recalled that the court presided over by the President of the Appeal Court, Justice Umar Abdullahi evaluated the appeal suit filed by the ousted Governor Olusegun Agagu, but finally upheld the verdict of the lower tribunal.
Information at the disposal of OSUN DEFENDER revealed that the embattled Governor Olagunsoye Oyinlola and some of his aides, monitored the court proceedings at the expansive office of the governor within the state secretariat with the hope of celebrating the victory of the erstwhile governor or at worse get the news of a re-run poll like the case of Ekiti State.
But when the proceeding was concluded with the confirmation of Governor Mimiko, the governor was downcast, as if he was duped by some conmen, to the extent that he unconsciously gave the directive to all government workers to close for the day instantly and that was before 2.pm, instead of normal 4.00pm.
It was learnt that the governor, woke up to the reality of the determination of the opposition party to chase the embattled Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) out of the South West, as he reportedly told one of his senior aides that “truly, things are changing at the Appeal Court.
Information further showed that when the aide said, “Your Excellency, our own is a different ball game at the Appeal Court”, Oyinlola reportedly told him that he refused to be fooled this time, saying that the situation is dicey, and the atmosphere is still very clouded, contending that he was prepared for any eventuality.