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Buhari breaks silence on Ademola Adeleke’s victory

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In an announcement issued by his spokesman, Femi Adesina, the President acknowledged the court docket’s resolution and praised the numerous position performed by the judiciary in upholding the rule of legislation and democracy in Nigeria.

In his assertion, Buhari reminded politicians and their supporters that the first goal is to make sure that the folks of Osun State expertise the advantages of fine governance, which can create a affluent, peaceable, and secure state.

He urged all residents and residents of the State, notably notable little kids, to help Governor Ademola Adeleke’s administration in attaining its objectives and goals to advertise the expansion of people and companies.


The President additionally expressed appreciation to the folks of Osun for his or her contributions to the nation’s growth, notably by the State’s wealthy cultural heritage, historic websites, and vacationer sights, such because the Osun-Osogbo Sacred Grove, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Website.

Buhari additional famous that elections ought to be seen as a method to an finish, which is the progress of the folks in a peaceable surroundings, slightly than never-ending bickering. He emphasised that that is the time for inclusion and concord within the State on the finish of litigation.

The President expressed confidence that Governor Adeleke’s administration would proceed to discover the plentiful assets in Osun State, contributing to nationwide growth and prosperity.

The Supreme Court docket had earlier upheld Ademola Adeleke’s victory within the Osun State governorship election, dismissing all disputes in opposition to him by Adegboyega Oyetola.


In its judgment, a five-man panel of the Supreme Court docket led by Justice John Okoro held that the BVAS was the only basis and focus of Adeleke’s case.

The court docket maintained that Oyetola’s argument that the presiding officers who performed the elections in 774 polling models didn’t use the BVAS machine, couldn’t substantiate it.

The court docket famous that, based mostly on INEC rules and pointers, an election consequence can solely be collated if the outcomes agree with the figures within the BVAS and those transmitted to the INEC Outcomes Viewing Portal, IRev.