Appeal Court Ruling: I remain Oyo state governor -Makinde




Oyo State governor, Seyi Makinde

Oyo state governor, Seyi Makinde has assured his supporters that there is nothing to worry about as he still remain governor of the state.

Makinde stated this while responding to the Court of Appeal ruling of Monday which ruled that he did not secure majority of lawful votes in the election, adding that the exercise was tainted by over-voting and failure to comply with the provision of electoral act.

The court however, did not sack or order a rerun election.

In a statement, Makinde said the judiciary is credible and won’t allow itself to be used against the will of Oyo State.

“It is pre mature for anyone to wish that a landslide victory can just be upturned. Although, they may wish that such happens, but it won’t ever happen. The mandate was freely given to him by the good people of Oyo State.

“There is really nothing to worry about because, all they, the opposition are planning is already in the public… the judiciary is credible and won’t allow itself to be used against the will of Oyo State.

“I urge you all to go about your normal businesses, we won’t be distracted in our quest to make Oyo State, a model State where good governance and leadership will be the order of the day,” he said in the statement.

Recall that Adebayo Adelabu, candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), challenged Makinde’s victory at the tribunal, where his petition was dismissed by Justice Muhammed Sirajo.

Adelabu proceeded to Court of Appeal which made the Monday ruling.




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