The Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, has said the judgement of the Osun State Elections Petitions Tribunal that declared Senator Ademola Adeleke as the winner of the 2018 governorship election in the state is a victory for democracy.
Ekweremadu, in a statement on Friday by his media aide, Uche Anichukwu, also congratulated Senator Adeleke, noting that the constitution amendments to ensure that unlawful mandates were not enjoyed for long were paying off.
He said: “I congratulate Senator Adeleke and the good people of Osun State on the restoration of their mandate.
“This is victory for the sanctity of the ballot box, victory for the rule of law, and indeed victory for democracy.
“It is for reasons such as the travesty visited on the people of Osun State that the National Assembly amended the constitution in 2010 and 2018 to set time frames for both election petitions and pre-election matters respectively.
“This is to ensure that unlawful mandates are not enjoyed for long. I knew it wouldn’t take long for the true will of Osun people would prevail. It is indeed another happy day for democracy.”