In a message congratulating Alhaji Isiaka Oyetola of the All Progressives Congress (APC), who was swept off his feet in the election that threw up Adeleke, Asiwaju described the tribunal’s verdict as a victory for the people of the Osun state.
“The forces of darkness plotted to extinguish the able leadership and progressive good governance that improved the quality of life of our people under your leadership.
“It is the victory of light over darkness; a triumph of perseverance, courage and justice over electoral fraud and democratic perversion.”
Asiwaju Tinubu said that Oyetola’s victory is deserving, describing it as a “triumph of courage and perseverance, and light over the forces of darkness that sought to arrest the progressive good governance the APC administration delivered to the people of Osun State under the leadership of Oyetola.”
He said, in the statement by his Media Aide, Tunde Rahman: “I heartily rejoice with Alhaji Adegboyega Oyetola on his much deserved victory at the Election Tribunal, saying: “today, the Tribunal delivered justice and restored the mandate freely given to you and our great party.
“I am confident that the good work you championed that was momentarily paused will soon resume and Osun people will be happy again. And together we can renew their hope of a shared prosperity.
The three-man election tribunal, chaired by Justice Tertsea Kume, in Osogbo, the State capital, ruled that Oyetola is the duly elected governor of the state and ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to issue Certificate of Return to Oyetola while declaring the result that produced Ademola Adeleke as Governor as null and void.