Adegboyega Oyetola, the former governor of Osun, has stated that for the state’s growth, the issues between he and his successor, Senator Ademola Adeleke, must be resolved.
In response to the Supreme Court’s decision on Tuesday to uphold Adeleke’s election, Oyetola stated that while the decision went against the wishes of his party’s members and supporters, he nonetheless accepted it for the sake of state development and peace.
The former governor congratulated Adeleke on his victory before the Supreme Court in a statement that was personally signed by him on Wednesday.
Oyetola urged members of his political party, the All Progressives Congress (APC), his supporters and those who voted him during the July 16 2022 governorship election, to accept the judgement as the will of God and move on.
He reaffirmed his commitment to the expansion and development of Osun and promised to keep collaborating with the State’s well-intentioned residents, organizations, and institutions to that end.
Oyetola said, “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.”
He noted that the present situation is a win-win for everyone, saying while “we lost Osun technically, the party gained Nigeria.”
Oyetola added: “To the Osun Governor, Senator Ademola Nurudeen Jackson Adeleke, I take this opportunity to congratulate you on your victory at the Supreme Court. While I pray for your tenure to be prosperous for our people and the State, I urge you to focus on delivery of good governance.
“Politics aside, 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.”
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