Governor Gboyega Oyetola, the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate in the September 2018 Osun State Governorship Election, has reacted to his defeat at the Election Petitions Tribunal.
Oyetola who spoke on Saturday in Osogbo while inspecting some ongoing road and drainage projects noted that he still remains the duly elected Governor of Osun State regardless of the ruling.
He further expressed confidence that he would retain his mandate at the Appeal Court.
“I am confident that our mandate will be reaffirmed at the Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court. As you all know, it was a split judgement, telling us that it was not a unanimous decision. This is part of our strength at the appellate court.
“I must correct the impression that I have been removed from office. I remain the governor of Osun up until all the electoral litigation is finalised. My visit to this site is in furtherance of our commitment to ensuring a better life for all residents of the state and to demonstrate that governance brought about by our government continues.”
He called on APC members to remain calm, saying that he would become victorious at the end of the litigation at the Supreme Court.