The governor of Osun State, Ademola Adeleke, has discussed his goals.
He declared that the same legal procedure that overturned his victory in the July 16 governorship election would be used to revalidate the mandate given to him to lead the state.
Adeleke revealed the information while meeting with the Osun West Senatorial District’s campaign group, “Unit to Unit Ambassadors.”
Adeleke’s victory was recently ruled invalid by the Election Petition Tribunal Panel,which is chaired by Justice Tertsea Kume, and Mr. Adegboyega Oyetola of the All Progressives Congress was named the winner.
However, Adeleke recognized the judiciary’s crucial contribution to the establishment and development of Nigeria’s democracy on Friday, citing the numerous judicial interventions that have contributed to the country’s stability.
He urged the group’s members to continue their campaign and stated that he is governing Osun in order to fulfill the wishes and goals of the people.
“Democracy revolves around the wheel of justice. Justice dispensation is the realm of the judiciary. All democrats must therefore have unshaken faith in the judiciary. I have that trust and confidence in the judiciary to right the wrong and deepen our democracy.
“I am a beneficiary of judicial intervention. I can’t forget how the judiciary cleared me of forgery allegations. You can’t have a strong democracy unless we all hold the judiciary as the indispensable arbiter. So we are going on appeal and we trust we are going to get justice. I urge all of us to be calm and go about our daily activities peacefully.
“I understand how hard and emotional the judgement is to the people of Osun state. But we must vent our disagreement only through the judicial process. That is why there is an appeal process. We have all the grounds to appeal and we are doing that.
“So continue your campaign unit to unit. We are running Osun state to deliver on the will and aspirations of the people. By God and man, our mandate will be revalidated through the same judicial process,” Adeleke was quoted as saying in a statement by his spokesman, Olawale Rasheed, on Friday.