BREAKING: APC’S OYETOLA CONGRATULATES ADELEKE OVER SUPREME COURT RULING
Adegboyega Oyetola, a former governor of Osun, praised Senator Ademola Adeleke after the Supreme Court upheld Adeleke’s victory in the July 16, 2022, election for governor.
Oyetola said in a statement he signed on Wednesday that while the Supreme Court’s decision went against the wishes of his party’s members and supporters, he nonetheless respects it for the sake of state peace and growth.
The former Governor urged members of the All Progressives Congress (APC), his supporters and those who voted for him during the poll, to accept the judgement as the will of God and move on.
“We strongly believe we presented a good case before the Supreme Court but the Court thought otherwise and has given its verdict. While the outcome is against our wish and that of our party members and supporters, we are all bound to accept it as law-abiding citizens.
Oyetola, who asked the APC members and supporters not to feel sad and depressed over the decision of the Court, encouraged them to brace up for the tasks ahead.
He also appreciated the leadership of Osun and the national APC for their commitment and support throughout the period of the legal tussle.
“I remain committed to the growth and development of Osun. I will therefore continue to work with well-meaning citizens of Osun, associations and institutions to facilitate development to our dear State. Similarly, I urge all citizens of Osun to continue to exhibit the Omoluabi ethos and uphold the dreams of our forebears for the State, irrespective of party affiliations.
“Politics aside, the time has come to let you know that the interest of the masses must be most paramount without any restriction or discrimination whether based on political persuasion, creed or religion. Whatever personal differences we have must give way to the advancement of our great State. The security of Osun people must be guaranteed regardless of their religious and political affiliations. I pray for peace and progress in your tenure,” Oyetola added.