Former Governor of Osun State, Gboyega Oyetola has urged the members of the All Progressives Congress in the State to accept the ruling of the Supreme Court which declared Senator Ademola Adeleke as the governor of the state.
Premium Politics reported that the apex court on Tuesday affirmed the ruling of the appellate court.
Oyetola, in a statement he personally signed, said, “We strongly believe we presented a good case before the Supreme Court but the Court thought otherwise and has given its verdict. While the outcome is against our wish and that of our party members and supporters, we are all bound to accept it as law-abiding citizens.
“To our members and supporters across the State, I urge you all to accept the verdict of the Court and move on. The present situation is a win-win for us. It’s both a loss and victory rolled into one. While we lost Osun technically, we gained Nigeria,” he said.
Oyetola urged APC members and supporters to be prepared for the challenges the party would face by urging them not to be unhappy or upset at the court’s ruling. He also expressed his gratitude to the party’s national and state leadership for their dedication and support throughout the legal dispute.
“I remain committed to the growth and development of Osun. I will therefore continue to work with well-meaning citizens of Osun, associations and institutions to facilitate the development of our dear state. Similarly, I urge all citizens of Osun to continue to exhibit the Omoluabi ethos and uphold the dreams of our forebears for the state, irrespective of party affiliations.
“To the Osun Governor, Senator Ademola Nurudeen Jackson Adeleke, I take this opportunity to congratulate you on your victory at the Supreme Court.
“While I pray for your tenure to be prosperous for our people and the state, I urge you to focus on the delivery of good governance.
“Politics aside, the time has come to let you know that the interest of the masses must be most paramount without any restriction or discrimination whether based on political persuasion, creed or religion.
“Whatever personal differences we have must give way to the advancement of our great State. The security of the Osun people must be guaranteed regardless of their religious and political affiliations. I pray for peace and progress in your tenure,” Oyetola added.