Tinubu congratulates Adeleke, affirms Oyetola’s integrity

Tinubu congratulates Adeleke, affirms Oyetola’s integrity

Nigeria’s president-elect, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has congratulated Ademola Adeleke, governor of Osun state, on his success at the supreme court.

In a statement on Tuesday, Tunde Rahman, Tinubu’s aide, quoted the president-elect as saying that Oyetola “lost the office, but did not lose his integrity and reputation as the governor who brought efficiency, transparency and accountability to the business of governance”.

“I congratulate Mr Ademola Adeleke over his declaration by the supreme court as the winner of the Osun governorship election,” Tinubu said.

“I must also commend the immediate-past governor of the state, Alhaji Adegboyega Oyetola, for exercising his democratic rights as the constitution allows him to do. Governor Oyetola discharged himself creditably in office

“Now that the matter of July 16, 2022, Osun state governorship election has been brought to a close, I urge Governor Adeleke to immediately settle down to work and continue from where the former governor left it.

“He should now move to unite the state. I also urge all the people of Osun to work for peace and progress in the state.”

Recall that the Nigerian Supreme Court affirmed the election of Ademola Adeleke as the governor of Osun state.

Delivering the judgment on Tuesday, a five-member panel of the apex court held that the court of appeal correctly reinstated Adeleke as governor.

Celebration has since started with many well meaning Nigerians including party supporters in Osogbo, the state capital, already sending goodwill messages to the victorious Adeleke.

Adeleke is a Nigerian  politician and businessman, who has served as governor of Osun State since 2022. He was the senator that represented the Osun-west senatorial district from 2017 to 2019.

He is from the Adeleke family of Ede in Osun State. He contested in the 2022 Osun State gubernatorial election under the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party and defeated incumbent governor, Adegboyega Isiaka Oyetola of the APC who defeated him in the 2018 Osun State gubernatorial election rerun


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