Buhari speaks as Supreme Court affirms Adeleke’s election as Osun governor

The Supreme Court has affirmed the election of Governor Ademola Adeleke of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) as the governor of Osun State.

The Supreme Court said former Gboyega Oyetola and the All Progressives Congress (APC) failed to prove their case of improper accreditation of voters and over-voting.

Meanwhile, President Muhammadu Buhari jas recognised the Supreme Court’s verdict on the July 16, 2022 governorship election in Osun State, as well the important role of the judiciary in deepening rule of law and democracy.

“With the final decision by the Court, the President reminds the political class and their supporters that the main task at hand is to make the people feel the impact of good governance, where a prosperous, peaceful and stable Osun is guaranteed,” Buhari said, according to a statement by presidential spokesman Femi Adesina.

He urged all citizens and residents of the State, particularly her notable sons and daughters, to give the government of Senator Ademola Adeleke all the support it needs to ensure that programmes, policies, plans and aspirations fashioned to make individuals and businesses flourish succeed.

According to him, “elections should be seen as the path to an end, which is the progress of the people in a peaceful environment, rather than unending bickering. This is the time for inclusion and harmony in the State at the end of litigation.”

President Buhari thanks the people of Osun for contributing immensely to the development of the nation, particularly through the State’s rich cultural heritage, the several historic sites and tourist attractions, including the Osun-Osogbo Sacred Grove, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The President trusts that the government will continue to develop the boundless resources in the State of the Living Spring, complementing the roles of the government at the Centre on national development and prosperity.

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