A former All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship aspirant in Osun State, Dr Ezekiel Oyemomi, has congratulated Governor Gboyega Oyetola on the recent affirmation of his election by the Supreme Court.
Oyemomi in a chat with *NEWSTAIWAD* in Osogbo Tuesday said, the judgement that gave victory to the APC was a clear and undisputed indication that justice was served and electoral jurisprudence was deepened.
The APC chieftain who hails from Orile-Owu in Aiyedaade Local Government Council Area of the state hinted that with the completion of the legal firework over the protracted governorship tussle, he is happy that the legally-affirmed administration of Oyetola would have enough time to execute its manifesto to the letter.
He said that with the dusting of the governorship suit, the people of Osun have a course to rejoice as there would be more attention for distribution of dividends of democracy.
Oyemomi disclosed that the governorship victory is that of the masses as right from the lowest tribunal to the Supreme Court, out of the 15 Justices that decided the case, 10 gave judgement in favour of Oyetola while only five queued behind the defeated Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate, Senator Ademola Adeleke.
The retired Federal Permanent Secretary appealled to the entire people of Osun State to co-operate with Oyetola in his efforts to develop the state.
He reminded them, especially the opposition, that now that politics and politicking are over, what remains is governance in the overall interest of the development of the state.
In his words: “Now that the apex court of the land has permanently settled the hitherto schism with the governorship seat, the governor should be allowed to be more focused for the continued development of the state.
“Individuals or corporate bodies with lofty ideas should feel free to meet the government with a view to attracting qualitative development to our dear state.
“Yes. I agree with the fact that opposition is a necessary ingredient of democracy world-wide but such should be played with genuine intention to move the state forward and not for ulterior motives”, he counselled.