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  • Updated: January 27, 2023

Ondo Governor Akeredolu Congratulates Oyetola On Tribunal Victory

The Ondo State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu has described the judgement of the Osun election petition tribunal in favour of Adegboyega Oyetola as victory for democracy.

He made this known on Friday via his verified Twitter handle.

"We received with delight, the news of the Osun State Election Petition Tribunal which declared Alhaji Gboyega Oyetola as winner of the July 16 governorship election in the State.

"This is indeed a victory for democracy. No doubt, the judgment will further consolidate and deepen our country’s democratic values and Election Petitions jurisprudence.

"It will also sustain the faith of the people in our democratic process. The will of the people has prevailed.

"I congratulate my dearest brother, Alhaji Gboyega Oyetola (Ileri-Oluwa).

"I also rejoice with the good people of Osun State and the entire APC family. This is a victory for all.

"While we relish the victory of the moment, I like to assure my dearest brother, Gboyega that we will be with him all the way to the Supreme Court.

"We shall hold hands together and march on this path of shared conviction. At the end, this victory shall be permanent.

"Evidently, this ruling has put paid to issues surrounding the election.

"We are confident that this mandate restored will provide a new lease of life for Osun State.

"We urge our party members to savour this victory with joy while also seeing it as a great booster ahead of the forthcoming elections."

The Osun guber election petition tribunal led by Justice Tertsea Kume had upturned the victory of Ademola Adeleke of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on grounds of over voting.

The tribunal also directed the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to withdraw the Certificate of Return it had earlier issued to Adeleke.

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