President Muhammadu Buhari has declared that the verdict of the Supreme Court declaring Adegboyega Oyetola winner of the 2018 governorship election has removed all encumbrances on the path of the governor.
Oyetola is of the All Progressives Congress, APC.
He defeated Ademola Adeleke of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, who challenged his victory at the governorship election.
Reacting to the verdict of the Supreme Court, Buhari said Oyetola would now be free to fully deliver the dividends of democracy to the people of Osun State.
Buhari made the declaration on Friday while congratulating Oyetola.
His words: “The decision of the apex court lays to rest the tussle over the governorship of Osun State and removes all encumbrances on the path of the governor from fully delivering dividends of democracy to the good people of the State.”
The president commended the government and people of Osun in allowing the rule of law to run its entire course, urging them as well as security agencies to sustain the peace.
He called on the victorious governor and the ruling All Progressives Congress party to be magnanimous in victory and make concrete moves towards inclusive governance as may be necessary.
President Buhari also expressed the Federal Government’s continued willingness to partner with the state government for the betterment of the people going forward.