I’ll be people’s governor – Adeleke declares after victory at Supreme Court

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Governor Ademola Adeleke of Osun State has reacted to the Supreme Court judgement, which affirmed his victory as the winner of the July 16 gubernatorial election in the state.

Adeleke said he will commit to more expanded delivery of good governance.

The governor stated this following his victory at the Supreme Court on Tuesday.

xandertech recalls that the apex court had dismissed the appeal by the immediate past governor of the state, Adegboyega Isiaka Oyetola of the All Progressives Congress, APC, challenging Adeleke’s victory.

In a judgment delivered on Tuesday by Justice Emmanuel Agim, the apex court ruled that Oyetola predicated all his allegations against the election on baseless and unfounded hearsay.

Adeleke said he seeks the support and cooperation of all Osun residents and citizens irrespective of party affiliation.

He said: “My Lord Justices, your affirmation of the truth and people’s will consolidates and strengthens our democracy. On behalf of [the] Osun people, we appreciate you and we adore your love for justice and equity.

“To us, stakeholders in the Osun project, be assured that the revalidation of our mandate is a challenge, a call to duty, and a fresh demand for more dividends of democracy.

“I commit myself to even more expanded delivery of good governance. In me, you find the truthful pro-people governor. I seek the support and cooperation of all Osun residents and citizens, irrespective of party affiliation. This is our state, and we must join hands to develop it.”

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