Governors elected on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party, on Tuesday, congratulated their Osun State counterpart, Ademola Adeleke, on the Supreme Court ruling which affirmed him as the duly elected governor of the state.
In a statement signed by the Director-General of the PDP Governors Forum, Cyril Maduabum, the governors described the verdict as “a confirmation of truth over falsehood, a vivid affirmation of the will of the Almighty God in the affairs of Osun State, and without fear or bias, sealing the choice of the people of the state whose determination has finally seen light at the end of the tunnel.”
The statement further read, “This judgement reflects the will of the people of Osun State and a triumph of democracy and due process in Nigeria; and for which we commend the five-man panel of the Apex Court for rightfully setting aside the erroneous judgement of the Election Petitions Tribunal, and for consolidating on the Appeal Court’s earlier verdict.
“The news of the apex court verdict did not come as a surprise because of the massive support that Governor Adeleke received and has been receiving from the people and residents of Osun during and after the governorship election; and for this, the forum celebrates the people of Osun State for their dedication and steadfastness which is even more evident in the total support given the PDP at the February/March general elections which saw the party clinching most of the seats at the national and state elections.
“The Forum prays for wisdom and God’s favour in the life of Adeleke as the affirmation of this mandate has cleared the path for him to settle down in the enormous tasks of rendering selfless services to his people and taking Osun State to greater heights.”