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MY AMBITION’S NOT ‘DO-OR-DIE’ – ADELEKE SUBMITS AS HE CONGRATULATES GOV OYETOLA

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Joseph Omoniyi

The People’s Democratic Party, PDP candidate in the 2018 governorship election in Osun has finally conceded to defeat after he congratulated the elected governor of the state, Gboyega Oyetola of the All Progressives Congress.

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This is coming after the Supreme Court reaffirmed Oyetola’s victory in the 2018 election.

Adeleke in a statement released by his spokesperson, Olawale Rasheed, stated that his ambition to be the Governor of Osun State was never a do-or-die affair.

He said the Supreme Court’s decision, regardless of his disagreement and disappointment with it remained final.

“As a democrat and law-abiding citizen, I accept the ruling no matter my misgivings,” he said.

“I wish Governor Oyetola well in the governance of Osun State.”

He added, “In all circumstances, we must thank God Almighty. We gallantly fought a good fight in pursuance of a democratic cause.

“The ideals we fought for live on.

“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. We wish Governor Oyetola the best in the governance of the state.”

Meanwhile, the PDP presidential candidate in the last general elections, Atiku Abubakar has sympathised with his fellow party member, Adeleke after his defeat at the Supreme Court on Friday, saying it is not the end of the road for him.

The former vice-president sent a message of encouragement to Adeleke via his official Twitter account;

“I join with people of goodwill all over Nigeria to say to Senator Ademola Adeleke, and the people of the great state of Osun, that we stand with them in good times and in difficult days. The Supreme Court has ruled and because of its judicial finality, the legal case is over.

“However, the love, acceptance and endorsement that the people of Osun bestowed on both Senator Adeleke and the @OfficialPDPNig is not over and cannot be overlooked.

“The great people of Osun had expected that the progress and development that the Adeleke family had consistently brought to Osun will be translated to their governance. That hope is not dead. Only delayed.

“I extend my right hand of brotherhood to Senator Adeleke in all his future endeavours and I assure the good people of the state of Osun that the Peoples Democratic Party remembers their love and acceptance and will never forget to stand by them no matter the situation.”

“Finally, I urge the nation’s judiciary to take a pulse of the nation and reflect it. In their hands, God has placed a great responsibility. The duty to ensure that justice is done, irrespective of the pressure to do otherwise, by the powers that be.”

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