The National Leader, All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu on Thursday congratulated Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu over Wednesday’s Supreme Court verdict upholding his victory in the Ondo State governorship election.
With a split decision of four-to-three Justices, the Supreme Court on Wednesday upheld the victory of Arakunrin Akeredolu in the last governorship election in Ondo State.
A statement by Tinubu’s media aide, Tunde Rahman noted: “As the highest court in the land, the court’s decision has finally laid to rest the dispute and litigation over the election.
“I congratulate the justices of the apex court for helping to bring the matter of Ondo governorship election to a closure.
“The Supreme Court’s verdict is an affirmation of the overwhelming victory Governor Akeredolu recorded on October 10, 2020.
“The awesome mandate given him by the people of Ondo State has never been in question. I heartily rejoice with Governor Akeredolu. I also rejoice with the people of Ondo State.
“With the confirmation of his victory, the ultimate winners are the people of the state and the teeming APC members in Ondo.
“Governor Akeredolu can now completely settle down, put the court litigation behind him and continue to deliver good governance, developmental projects and programmes to the people of the state as he has been doing since his first term in office.”
He expressed that the Peoples Democratic Party and its candidate, Mr. Eyitayo Jegede (SAN), have fully exercised their franchise.
“It’s now time to join hands with Governor Akeredolu and his administration and bring forward whatever ideas they may have to take the state to greater heights,” the statement added.