_By Adeoye Oyekola_
The recent decision of the Appeal Court to uphold the victory of Senator Ademola Adeleke in the 2022 Osun State Governorship Election has caused a lot of anxiety and uncertainty in the political landscape of the state.
The defeat of the incumbent Governor, Adegboyega Oyetola, has raised a lot of questions about the future of the state and the hopes of his supporters.
However, it is essential to note that the appeal court ruling is not the end of the road. There is still hope that justice will prevail, and Oyetola will reclaim his mandate.
The next step is for Governor Oyetola to appeal the verdict of the appeal court to the supreme court. This move is not only necessary but also crucial in ensuring that the democratic process is not subverted. It is vital to note that the supreme court is the final arbiter in matters relating to the governorship election, and its verdict is binding on all parties involved.
It is also essential to remember that the governorship election in Osun State was keenly contested, with both candidates putting in their best efforts to win the trust and support of the people. The election tribunal had earlier ruled in favor of Governor Oyetola, stating that he was duly elected as the governor of the state.
However, the appeal court’s ruling is a reminder that the legal process is dynamic and subject to interpretation. It is, therefore, necessary for Governor Oyetola and his team to leave no stone unturned in their quest for justice. They must ensure that all legal processes are followed, and all evidence is presented before the supreme court.
Finally, it is essential to remind the people of Osun State that the ultimate decision lies with them. They must remain calm and law-abiding while the legal process unfolds. They should also continue to support Governor Oyetola and his team, knowing that they have the best interests of the state at heart.
In conclusion, the recent ruling by the appeal court is not the end of the road for Governor Adegboyega Oyetola and his supporters. There is still hope for justice to prevail. Oyetola must appeal the ruling to the supreme court, and his supporters must continue to stand by him. Together, we can ensure that Osun State continues on the path of progress and development.