The Osun State Governor, Ademola Adeleke, has dedicated his Tuesday victory at the Supreme Court to the power of God, and support of the Osun people.
Adeleke, who disclosed this in a statement issued shortly after the court’s ruling, stressed that the triumph of God’s authority and supremacy was the true victor in the case.
The governor mentioned that the will of the people had prevailed over what he described as the anti-masses plot of evil forces.
Expressing his commitment to providing good governance to the people of the state, Adeleke called on all stakeholders, to join hands with his administration in moving the state forward, noting that his dedication to grassroots development and the revival of agriculture in the state, is sacrosanct.
The statement reads:
“This is a historic landmark in the history of Osun politics.
“Today is the day, our God ordained to stand his authority as the owner and giver of power.
“Today is that moment, when the will of the people ordained by God, survived the anti-masses plot, of powerful forces. We, therefore, celebrate God almighty. We dedicate today’s victory to Him.
“State power is of God and He bestowed it in whoever He wishes. I will remain God-driven, divinely inspired
“I will govern with the fear of God. Our governorship is an affirmation that we are for the people, by the people.
“As a moral compass, affirming the integrity of my lord justice, your affirmation for the truth and people’s will, consolidate and strengthen our democracy.
“On behalf of the people, we appreciate you and adore your love for justice and equity.
“To all stakeholders in the Osun project, be assured that the revalidation of our mandate is a challenge, a call to duty, a fresh demand for more dividends of democracy.
“I commit myself to more expanded delivery of good governance. In me, you will find a true pro-people governor.
“I seek the support of all Presidents and soud citizens, irrespective of party affiliations. This is our state and we must join hands to develop it.
“My appreciation goes to my family. My wives, Titi and Ngozi, and the children. To all Imole in Nigeria and abroad, thank you for standing by me. I want to thank my brother and sister.
“My people of Osun State, the good job continues, we wrap up the implementation of our five points agenda.
“We shall focus on grassroots development. We shall embark on the agricultural revival of our dear state.
“Our policies shall fight poverty, insecurity, unemployment and underdevelopment. You will truthfully feel the defence and joy of democracy,” he said.