The state Government of Osun has lauded the Supreme Court verdict that affirmed the victory of Governor Gboyega Oyetola at the September 22 and 27, 2018 governorship election in the state.
According to the government, the judgment was not unexpected, describing it as a well served justice and total knock out that has put an end to the drama, shenanigans and frivolity of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its candidate, Senator Ademola Adeleke.
In a press release by the Supervisor, Ministry of Information and Strategy in the state, Mr Adelani Baderinwa, the government maintained that the Oyetola’s administration was not expecting anything less than the affirmation of the popular mandate given to the governor by vast majority of the people of the state on the election day.
The press release reads: “The jubilation in town on the Supreme court judgment on Friday was a confirmation of the fact that majority of the people of Osun voted for Governor Oyetola during the election, and the APC to continue our good work. If otherwise, they would not come out to jubilate on the Supreme court judgment.
“As a popular government, we were not in anyway worried on what was going to be the decision of the Supreme Court. We knew we won the election and we had good case before the court. So, we were relaxed and hopeful. The PDP’s petition was frivolous and amounted to mere distraction.”
The government noted that while the legal battle on his victory lasted; Governor Oyetola was not worried, saying that “while the ‘unnecessary distraction’ is gone, Osun people should expect more of progressive development and delivery of good governance.
It added: “Goodness has come to stay in the state of Osun. Oyetola is a very intelligent, cool and calm person. He is very focus. Despite the legal battle, he never seized to work effectively as the governor of the state.
“We have had a good foundation for eight years, so Oyetola will leverage on that because he was the engine room. He will surely deliver the dividends of Democracy to the people of the state.
“We welcome the verdict of the apex court; we commend the judges for upholding the truth, Justice and electoral victory of Governor Oyetola and the APC. We commend the people of the state for their support before, during and after the governorship election. The victory is for the people of Osun.
“The verdict has put an end to the false hope, fallacies, distractions, insinuations and drama of the defeated PDP and its candidate, Adeleke.”