Adeleke Vouched to Defend his Mandate At Tribunal.
The Osun state Governor-Elect of the People’s Democratic Party, (PDP), Sen. Ademola Adeleke has affirmed that he will defend his victory at the election tribunal and retaain his mandate.
Recall that the sitting governor of Osun state, Adegboyega Oyetola of the APC has filed a petition against him in tribunal court in a statement released by him on Thursday, Aug 4.
In response to that, Adeleke stated that his emergence as a governor is in total compliance to law and by the will of the people.
Adeleke in a statement issued by his spokesman on Saturday, Malam Olawale Rasheed explained that the election was one of the most transparent in recent history in Nigeria, expressing that the people’s mandate would be defended and retained.
In the statement, he said that PDP’s Legal Department was taking appropriate action on the petition and called on his supporters to remain calm.
The statement partly read thus “This divine victory cannot be stolen through the backdoor.
“I urge the good people of Osun who voted massively to reject bad governance to remain calm.
“We are doing the needful to defend their mandate.
“We will do all within our powers to ensure judicial validation of our victory as this is an election globally certified as a great advancement in electoral transparency and integrity.
“We also want to reaffirm our faith in the judiciary as a bastion of hope and justice.
“We have unshakeable trust in God that this election petition shall end in another landmark victory for us and the resilient people of Osun,’’ he said.
INEC declared Adeleke the winner of the election on July 17 with 403,371 votes to Gov. Oyetola’s 375,027 votes.
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