Aketi’s apex court victory: Affirmation of People’s Mandate —Reps members, BTO, Small Alhaji
Supreme Court Verdict: It’s A Sealed Victory For Ondo State — BTO
The Chairman of the House of Representatives Committee on Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), Hon Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo, has congratulated Ondo State Governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu on his victory at the Supreme Court.
The electoral victory of the Governor in the October 10, 2020 governorship election is being challenged by the candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Eyitayo Jegede.
Unsatisfied with the verdicts of the governorship election tribunal and appeal court that upheld the victory of the Governor, the PDP candidate had approached the apex court to seek a turnaround.
But in its ruling on Wednesday, the seven-member supreme court Justices led by a Chairman, Justice Mary Odili, dismissed the prayer by the PDP candidate.
While reacting to the verdict, BTO as popularly called, stated that it was a testament of the credibility of the election that gave the Governor victory in the last Gubernatorial election in Ondo State.
In a statement by his Special Adviser on New Media, Alao Babatunde, the legislator commended the Supreme Court for allowing the rule of law to take charge in the discharge of its judicial duties.
He said, “For the third time, the victory of Mr Governor has been upheld and this is an affirmation that confirms the mandate of the people of Ondo State given to the Governor.
“Again and again and again, we’ve seen that it’s not a fluke and providence has given us a man bold, confident and courageous at this time.
“I congratulate the Governor and I can assure that the people of Ondo State will be the greatest beneficiaries of this victory as this will help the Governor concentrate in building on his achievements in his first term in office,” he submitted.
Supreme court: Adefisoye, @SmallAlhaji_ Congratulates Akeredolu on Affirmation of Victory
Federal lawmaker, Hon. Tajudeen Adefisoye has congratulated Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, SAN on the affirmation of his electoral victory by the Supreme court on Wednesday, July 28 ,2021.
Adefisoye described the majority decision of the supreme court justices as a major victory for the good people of Ondo State that overwhelmingly voted for Governor on October 10, 2020.
He further expressed immense gladness with the supreme court victory which he opined would allow Governor Akeredolu to focus on his transformative strides in the Sunshine State.
Adefisoye, however commended Arakunrin Akeredolu for the doggedness and spirit of maturity demonstrated while the legal battle lasted.
He equally applauded the governor for not allowing the legal challenges to distract him from delivering on good governance in Ondo State.
The member representing Idanre/Ifedore federal constituency nonetheless urged all the good people of Ondo State to look beyond political affiliations and join hands with the ‘talk and do’ governor to complete the transformation of the Sunshine State.