Muhammadu Buhari, Nigeria’s president, has congratulated Ademola Adeleke, Osun State governor, on his victory at the Supreme Court, encouraging him to work for the people of the state.
The apex court had on Tuesday, affirmed Adeleke’s victory in the July 16th governorship election in the state, bringing an end to the legal challenge mounted by Gboyega Oyetola, the immediate past governor and candidate of the All Progressives Congress in the election.
Reacting to the Supreme Court verdict in a statement on Tuesday afternoon, Buhari assured that his administration would continue to support the Osun government in its efforts to better the lives of the people.
“With the final decision by the Supreme Court on the July 16, 2022 governorship election in Osun State, all hands should be on deck to provide the Governor Ademola Adeleke administration all the support needed to implement programmes,policies & plans fashioned to make Osun flourish & succeed,” Buhari wrote in the statement shared via his Twitter handle.
“The main task at hand is to make the people feel the impact of good governance, that guarantees a prosperous, peaceful and stable Osun State.
“Elections should be seen as a 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 Osun State, at the end of litigation.
“Let me also recognize and acknowledge the important role of the judiciary in deepening rule of law and democracy in Nigeria.”
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