Osun Tribunal verdict: I’m still in charge – Oyetola


By Sunday Oguntuyi, Osogbo

Following the verdict of the Osun petition tribunal that declared Senator Ademola Adeleke authentic winner of September 22, 2018 governorship election in Osun state, the embattled governor of the state, Mr.  Gboyega Oyetola has said, pending the determination of the appellate court which his party, All Progressives Congress, APC has taken the case to, he is still in charge of the governance in the state and remained energised to continue the good work he has started.

Oyetola stated this while addressing his supporters and party faithful led by the Chairman of the party in the state,  Prince Gboyega Famodun who came to solidarise with the him, following Friday’s verdict given by the election petition tribunal.

The tribunal had declared Senator Ademola Adeleke of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) winner of the September 22, 2018 governorship election.

Governor Oyetola who was highly elated  by  the demonstration of love by the party’s members said, they have nothing to panic of as APC is still in charge.

He described the judgment of the tribunal as a ‘split judgment of two of one’, saying with God by his side he would become victorious.

“I want to appeal to our  people to remain calm with the judgement of the Tribunal.

“I want to appreciate you for identify with me over yesterday’s verdict. Well, it was a split judgement of two of one and it’s not unanimous.

“There is a dissenting judgment, the Chairman of the tribunal disagreed on the issues on noncompliance and the nullification of the rerun.

“We urge our people to remain calm and be steadfast in prayers. By the grace of God, the verdict of the Appeal Court will vindicate us.

“Our people should  have faith in God, and believe that nothing has actually changed. We are appealing against the tribunal judgement and by the grace of God, we will  come victorious. I want you to believe that God has actually ordained this government.

“God has ordained this government, to the service of our people, and nothing will actually change that, you need to go about your business. The governor remains the governor and nothing has changed that, we are in the government and we will continue to go on.

“You should start enlightening people who are ignorant of the judgment that, there is nothing to worry about, I remain the governor of the state of Osun.

“I  thank you all for solidarising with me, your party’s government will remain the best  and am urging the security agencies to be at alert and maintain peace and order.

“I’m energised, nothing has changed. I remain the governor of the state of Osun and I’m promising you to do my best’ the governor said..