Osun State Governor, Gboyega Oyetola, affirmed that he still remains the duly elected governor of the state, regardless of Friday’s judgement of the Election Tribunal.

He urged the public to ignore reports that he had been sacked, saying he has confidence in retaining mandate at the court of appeal.

Gboyega Oyetola maintained that the judgment of the ‘lower court’ did not affect the authenticity of the votes the people of Osun willingly gave to him. He said since it is constitutional for him to file an appeal against the judgment, he is still so much the duly elected governor of Osun state.

Gboyega said:

“I am confident that our mandate will be reaffirmed at the Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court. As you all know, it was a split judgement, telling us that it was not a unanimous decision. This is part of our strength at the appellate court.

“I must correct the impression that I have been removed from office. I remain the governor of Osun up until all the electoral litigation is finalised. My visit to this site is in furtherance of our commitment to ensuring a better life for all residents of the state and to demonstrate that governance brought about by our government continues.”

Gboyega, who had earlier welcomed the leaders and members of the All Progressives Congress at the Government House, guaranteed the supporters of the ruling party that he would become victorious at the end of the litigation. He called on the APC faithful to remain equanimous and confident in the judiciary to be just.

 

Culled from YabaLeftOnline

 

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