Gov Gboyega Oyetola of Osun State

Governor Gboyega Oyetola of Osun State has extended a hand of friendship to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its governorship candidate in the 2018 election, Senator Ademola Adeleke.

He said since the matter of the last governorship election had been laid to rest by the court, all stakeholders should come together to move the state forward.

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Oyetola spoke on Friday while leading street celebrations following his victory at Supreme Court.

He said, “It is time to move forward. I extend a hand of friendship to the opposition. We are all Omoluabi. I will focus on security, people’s welfare especially women.”

The Supreme Court on Friday upheld the election of Oyetola, the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) as the governor of Osun State.

Concise News gathered that the court affirmed Oyetola’s victory by five of the seven judges on the panel, leaving Adeleke with just two.

Justice Bode Rhodes-Vivour who read the lead majority judgment of the apex court held that the absence of Justice Peter Obiorah who later read the lead judgment of the tribunal during the February 6, 2019 hearing, had rendered the entire proceedings of the said tribunal and its judgment a nullity.

The Acting Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Tanko Muhammad and three other members consented to the lead majority judgment.

But Justice Kumai Akaahs and Justice Paul Galinje affirmed PDP as the winner of the poll.