Tinubu congratulates Gov. Adeleke, urges party members to obey Supreme Court verdict
Nigeria’s president-elect, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has urged members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Osun State to obey the verdict of the Supreme Court in Abuja affirming Ademola Adeleke, winner of the July 16, 2022 Governorship election in the state.
Tinubu in a statement issued by Tunde Rahman on Tuesday congratulated Governor Adeleke on the judgment by the apex court.
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He also commended the former governor for “exercising his democratic rights as the constitution allows him to do”.
He urged Adeleke to settle down to work and continue from where the former governor left it.
He said: “I congratulate Mr. Ademola Adeleke over his declaration by the Supreme Court as the winner of Osun Governorship election.
“The apex court in the land has spoken and all of us must obey its verdict. It is the right thing to do for democracy and rule of law to continue to thrive in the land.
“I must also commend the immediate-past governor of the state, Alhaji Adegboyega Oyetola, for exercising his democratic rights as the constitution allows him to do.
“Governor Oyetola discharged himself creditably in office. He lost the office but did not lose his integrity and reputation as the governor who brought efficiency, transparency and accountability to the business of governance.
“Now that the matter of the July 16, 2022 Osun State Governorship Election has been brought to a close, I urge Governor Adeleke to immediately settle down to work and continue from where the former governor left it. He should now move to unite the state. I also urge all the people of Osun to work for peace and progress in the state.”