Osun ruling affirms APC most popular party —Oyebanji
The Ekiti State Governor, Biodun Oyebanji, has congratulated former Osun State Governor, Adegboyega Oyetola, on his victory at the Osun State governorship Election Petition Tribunal on Friday.
Oyebanji hailed the tribunal for doing justice to Oyetola by restoring the mandate given to him by the electorate at the July 16, 2022 Osun governorship election.
The Ekiti governor, in a statement on Saturday by his Special Adviser, Media/Strategy, Yinka Oyebode, stated that the Osun election on the field and the verdict of the tribunal had “affirmed the APC as the most popular party and the most potent election winning platform in Nigeria.”
Oyebanji, who praised the courage of the three-member panel in declaring Oyetola winner of the poll, having polled the highest number of lawful votes cast, described the judicial victory as historic, saying, “the verdict of the tribunal has established the truth that Oyetola was the man actually elected by the people of Osun State as their governor.”
He hailed the former Osun governor for his unshaken belief in the judiciary to do justice by approaching the tribunal with pieces of evidence in support of his case as he congratulated leaders and members of the All Progressives Congress on the judicial triumph.
He said, “There is an adage that says ‘if falsehood travels for 20 years, it takes the truth just a day to catch up with it’. The truth has eventually emerged on the governorship election in Osun State.
“I urge the APC family in Osun State to remain steadfast until the last legal battle is won in the apex court. It is just a matter of time,” the Ekiti governor said.