The Governor of Osun State, Adegboyega Oyetola, has said that his faith in the Nigerian judiciary in respect of his petition before the election tribunal remains firm and unshaken.
Oyetola had asked the Election Petition Tribunal in Osogbo to nullify the election of the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Ademola Adeleke.
According to the governor, the election was fraught with certain irregularities.
Oyetola said himself and his party, the All Progressives Congress have confidence of emerging victorious at the tribunal.
The governor said this during the annual photograph and videography day celebration and fund raising for the construction of the association’s N20 million ultramodern hall on Sunday in Osogbo.
Represented by his Special Adviser on Civic Engagement, Mr Olatunbosun Oyintiloye, the governor said he was confident that he would reclaim his mandate at the tribunal.
This was contained in a statement made available to The PUNCH on
He said, “For now, there is a little setback and challenge, but I want to assure you that we are standing tall and confident of victory.
“With what we have before the tribunal, there is no cause for alarm.
“We believe that by the grace of God, we will glorify God and celebrate our victory”, he said.
The governor appreciated the people of the state for their support for his administration since inception.
He also commended members of the association for standing by his administration and assured them of government’s continuous assistance for the growth of their business.
In his remarks, the chairman of the association, Isaac Adegoke, said members of the association were direct beneficiaries of the governor’s people-oriented programmes.
Issac noted that members of the association were solidly behind the governor and would continue to support him in prayers for him to emerge victorious at the tribunal.
Also, the Elerinrin of Ile-Ife, Oba Olaoluwa Mudasiru, who is the immediate past chairman of the association, commended the governor for his developmental strides in the state.
Oba Mudasiru also appreciated the governor for his support for the association.