Sacked Gov. Adeleke Performs Official Duty At NYSC Camp Despite Court Ruling

Gov. Adeleke taking salute

Adeleke arriving at the Osun NYSC camp

The Governor of Osun state , Ademola Adeleke who was sacked by the election tribunal in Osogbo, the state capital last week, has continued to preside over the affairs of the state.

The politician who is fondly called “dancing senator” was at the NYSC camp in his state for their parade and he was seen taking the salute.

He tribunal had sacked him as the duly elected governor of the state.

In a split document of two to one, the tribunal declared that the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, should withdraw the Certificate of Return issued to Adeleke and issue the same to former Governor Adegboyega Oyetola.

According to majority of the judgement which was read by the Chairman, Justice Tertse Kume, Oyetola scored the majority lawful votes of 314,931 against Adeleke’s 219,666.

In the meantime, Adeleke in a release bearing his name which is being circulated online, hails the rejection of court ruling by the people.

Read the release below;


Governor Adeleke Hails Overwhelming Rejection of Tribunal Verdict by Osun People

••••Says Peoples’ Mandate can’t be Stolen

Following days of massive protests and demonstrations across Osun State, Governor Ademola Adeleke has expressed appreciation to the people of the state for their passionate show of love and rejection of the Kangaroo judgement of the governorship tribunal.

Reacting to protests of support and rejection of the judgement from the 30 local governments and the Area Council, Governor Adeleke expressed delight at the reaffirmation of popular support for his governorship mandate, assuring the people that “the popular mandate will not be stolen either through front or backdoor.

” I have read stories of multiple protests and I have seen many videos from all over the state. From Central, West and east, I am overwhelmed by your open defence of our mandate. I express my appreciation to our people for their show of support. Your love for me is much appreciated.

” We have not done anything wrong. We won clearly with a wide margin. Local and foreign observers hailed our election as the best in recent Nigerian history. Be rest assured that by God and Man, justice will be done. Our mandate won’t be stolen.

” I urge you to remain calm. We should not take the law into our hands. We have appealed the judgement and we are sure of victory by the Special Grace of God”, the statement concluded.

HE, Senator Ademola Adeleke,
Executive Governor of Osun State

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