The Governor of Ondo State, Rotimi Akeredolu, has described his victory at the Supreme Court on Wednesday as an act of God.
The All Progressives Congress Governor said the judiciary should also be commended for standing by the truth and for not yielding to any influence.
Naija News had earlier reported that the Supreme Court in a 4 to 3 judgment, dismissed the appeal filed by the Peoples Democratic Party and its candidate, Eyitayo Jegede, against the election of Akeredolu.
He called on Jegede to work with him to make the state great.
Akeredolu while speaking with newsmen said, “I just heard the news of the final decision of the final court on the election petition filed by my brother, Eyitayo Jegede, SAN. The supreme dismissed his appeal on a 4-3 basis and that in essence is that from the Tribunal up to the Supreme Court.
“The justices have affirmed that the petition was most frivolous. As you know 12 Justices have affirmed in our favour and only three supported that petition. Three at the Tribunal, five at the Court of Appeal and four at the Supreme Court.
“So, I’ve every reason to thank God and to appreciate our judiciary for standing by the truth and for not yielding to any influence. I believe that we can still be proud of our judiciary in this country.
“For me, it is an opportunity again for us to get on board and do more work.
“And for me, the glory of this victory of this election petition success is to God Almighty. And I want to thank the legal team that has represented us. We have so many Senior Advocates of Nigeria.
“We thank the INEC team led by Charles Edosomwan and Bawa, both of them SAN. We thank also the APC team lead by Lateef Fabgbemi, SAN and others including Sola Oke, SAN.
“I want to also thank my team led by Akinola Olujimi, SAN for their work. We now plan to get this behind us and get to work.
“My advice to Jegede is that this has ended now. Let him come, let us work together, at least for the upliftment of Ondo State. I don’t doubt his love for the state. He has served here before as Attorney General for about seven and half years.
Source: Naija News