By Okunade Adekunle
The Speaker of Lagos State House of Assembly and Chairman, Conference of Speakers of State Legislatures, Rt(Hon) Mudashiru Obasa, has tasked the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate, Sen. Ademola Adeleke, to prove his commitment to the residents of the Osun State by supporting Governor of Osun State, Alhaji Gboyega Oyetola.
This is coming hours after the Supreme Court reaffirmed the ruling of an Appeal Court which earlier upheld the victory of the Executive Governor of Osun State, Alhaji Oyetola, who was the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the 2018 governorship election.
Obasa, in a statement signed personally, expressed happiness at the decision of the apex court and Adeleke’s reaction in which the latter said he never took the September 2018 governorship election as do-or-die.
“I join other Nigerians in congratulating Governor Gboyega Oyetola over this historic victory. I also thank the people of the State of Osun for remaining resolute in their support for our party and the governor”, said Obasa in the statement
The statement reads: I want to urge the candidate of the PDP to have a broader focus of joining hands with Governor Oyetola to move Osun to a higher height. Politics is over; it is time for governance, and Senator Adeleke’s support for Governor Oyetola’s vision would further advance the state and its people. Osun is known as a land of peace. While I urge the governor to be magnanimous in victory, I will also task Adeleke to take advantage of the governor’s open arms in the interest of the state and its people.
To the people of the State, Obasa emphasized that this was the best time to sustain their trust and support for the government which is confirmed to have hit the ground running, expressing confidence in the ability and capacity of Oyetola to deliver and build on the solid foundation laid by his predecessor, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola.
“If Oyetola could do the much he did even in the face of the legal battle, I have no reason to doubt that the next four years would get the State of Osun in the right direction,” Obasa added.
While commending the National Leader of the APC, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu and the leadership of the party, over the party’s victory in Osun, he pointed out that the doors of the ruling party are wide open to receive as many well-meaning Osun people as possible.