Osun State Governor, Gboyega Oyetola has said he is still the elected governor of the state even after the recent decision of the state Election Petitions Tribunal.
Mr Gboyega asked the members of the public to shun any insinuations that he has been fired, revealing that he was sure of retaining his mandate at the appellate court.
The governor said the result of the lower court did not affect the authenticity of the votes freely and willingly given to him during the elections.
He disclosed that since the constitution allowed him to file an appeal against the judgement, he was still the only governor of the state.
His words, “I am confident that our mandate will be reaffirmed at the Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court. As you all know, it was a split judgement, telling us that it was not a unanimous decision. This is part of our strength at the appellate court.
“I must correct the impression that I have been removed from office. I remain the governor of Osun up until all the electoral litigation is finalised. My visit to this site is in furtherance of our commitment to ensuring a better life for all residents of the state and to demonstrate that governance brought about by our government continues.”
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