Reactions As Appeal Court Reinstates Adeleke As Osun Governor
Nigerians have taken to social media to react to the judgement of the Court of Appeal sitting in Abuja which upheld the election of Governor Ademola Adeleke of Osun State.
Naija News earlier reported that the Appeal Court set aside the decision of the Osun State Governorship tribunal which sacked Adeleke as the governor of the state and affirmed the victory of Adeleke.
Recall that the former governor of the state and candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Gboyega Oyetola, had challenged Adeleke’s victory in the July 16 governorship election, before the election petition tribunal in Osun state.
The tribunal led by Justice Tertse Kume, in a split judgement of 2 to 1, sacked Adeleke based on irregularities in 744 polling units across ten local government areas of the state.
It canceled the alleged illegal votes and declared Oyetola the winner on legally valid votes.
The tribunal had also ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to withdraw the certificate of return issued to Adeleke and issue it to Oyetola.
In a ruling on Friday, the court ruled that the APC and Oyetola failed to prove its over-voting case against Adeleke.
Following the development, netizens took to the micro-blogging platform, Twitter to express their reactions to the ruling of the appellate court.
See some of the reactions below.
@ManLikeIcey wrote: “CONFIRMED: Governor of Osun State, Senator Ademola Adeleke remains Governor of the State. The appeal court ruled in his favor. Congratulations to the great people of Osun State.”
@Shakur_Dml wrote: “I think Oyetola should rest at this point. He lost and it’s clear the people don’t want him.”
@great_igie wrote: “The people’s governor has been reinstated. Congratulations to Osun State.”
@66612Umoh wrote: “Great! This is good for our democracy, congratulations Mr governor!”
@DaddyboyI wrote: “Very Good judgment for our democracy.”
@toninny wrote: “Oyetola go Supreme Court, let them disqualify you once more so you can allow Adeleke to face his job.”
@iamLABOD wrote: “That is the will of God and that is the will of the Osun masses too. If not for rigging, this man should be doing his second-year tenure now. Osun people want him, and he is performing for them already. So, therefore, let no man worry Imole again.”
@Alexander11426 wrote: “Congratulations Gov. Adeleke. We hope and pray for victory for Peter Obi also. Amen.“