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ELECTION VICTORY: You must carry everyone along, including PDP, Tinubu tells Oyetola

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The All Progressives Congress (APC) National Leader, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, on Friday advised the Osun state governor, Adegboyega Oyetola on the need to carry everyone along, including the opposition party, PDP, in his governance now that he has secured victory at the Supreme Court.

Tinubu also showered accolades on the Supreme Court for affirming the victory of Governor Isiaka Adegboyega Oyetola of Osun State.

He said the apex court has triumphed despite the “intimidation, unnecessary accusations and rumour-mongering” from some people.

Asiwaju spoke in a statement personally signed and entitled “Supreme Court Verdict on Osun: Testimony That Judiciary is on Course”.

While congratulating Governor Oyetola, he advised him to be magnanimous in victory, extend his hands of fellowship to the Peoples Democratic Party and continue to unite the people.

He said with the electoral case that is now laid to rest, governance in Osun should begin with indigenes ripping the dividends of democracy as expected.

His statement reads; “Today (Friday’s) Supreme Court judgment affirming the victory of Governor Isiaka Adegboyega Oyetola of Osun State is a further testimony that our judiciary is firmly on course and works in synch with the people aspiration. The judgment has further vindicated the judiciary as unbiased, independent and impartial.

“In spite of the intimidation, unnecessary accusations and rumour-mongering, the apex court lived to its billing by dispensing justice without fear or favour. The court did not rule based on any hearsay but acted on the basis of the merits and demerits of the case before it. The Supreme Court and the judiciary therefore deserve our commendation for it has further strengthened the democratic process.

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“On the issue of the Electoral Act, it is only the INEC, as the electoral body, that can apply the law appropriately with respect to elections. “This, the commission did rightly. It discharged itself creditably on the Osun election.

“The decision of the apex court lays to rest the tussle over Osun governorship and removes all encumbrances on the path of the governor. Now, governance can begin in full swing and the people of Osun can begin to reap the fruits of the government they voted to put in place.

“I congratulate Governor Oyetola for his steadfastness and for remaining calm while the electoral case lasted. I commend the government and people of Osun in allowing the rule of law to run its entire course. I urge them to continue to assist the security agencies in maintaining and sustaining the peace.

“Governor Oyetola should be magnanimous in victory, extend his hands of fellowship to the Peoples Democratic Party and continue to unite the people.

“The All Progressives Congress must be commended for standing firmly behind the governor. Also, PDP and its candidate, Senator Ademola Adeleke, have exercised and exhausted their rights as expected of them. I praise them for their doggedness.

“It is now time to rally round and join hands with the government to move Osun to the Next Level”.

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