Osun State Governor Ademola Adeleke claims that even if former Governor Gboyega Oyetola decides to file a case with the Supreme Court, he will still be preferred.
Adeleke was responding to the appeals court’s decision to affirm his victory in the gubernatorial election for Osun State last year.
According to a ruling made in January by the Osun Governorship Election Petition Tribunal, Oyetola was able to demonstrate that there was over voting in certain of the polling places.
Nevertheless, the Appeal Court reversed the Petition Tribunal’s decision in its judgement on Friday.
Speaking during an interview, Adeleke said, “The Appeal Court has cleared everything and affirmed me as the authentic governor of Osun State. I have to thank the people of Osun State for their massive support. I dedicate this victory to God and the people.
“Democracy is at play here. If they feel like they should go to the Supreme Court, so be it. We shall meet at the Supreme Court. What gives the confidence is that my people love me and they voted for me massively. And the Appeal Court has vindicated that. There was no over voting. Our party, the PDP won all the three senate seats. We won everything.
“The Appeal Court is a high court. The judgment is a water-tight judgment. No any reasonable judge would go otherwise. Even if they go to the Supreme Court, it will still favour me.”