The governorship election petition tribunal sitting in Ibadan, Oyo State, has affirmed the victory of Governor Seyi Makinde. The tribunal dismissed the petition of his opponent, Adebayo Adelabu of the APC.
The Oyo state governor, however, reacted to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on which platform he won the March 9, 2019 governorship election in the state, at the Governorship Election Petition Tribunal, as the triumph of truth over falsehood.
Makinde who thanked the people for supporting him before, during and after the election, advised the opposition All Progressives Congress (APC), to forget politics for now and support him to work for the good of Oyo State.
This, the governor stated through a statement signed by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Mr. Taiwo Adisa.
The Governor was quoted as saying that he didn’t expect anything less from the Governorship Election Petition Tribunal because the truth was always constant.
He said: “We want to thank the people of Oyo State who have stood behind us before, during and after the election and since we have got into office. We didn’t expect anything else, because the truth is constant.
“No matter how far a lie goes, the truth will always come out. We have remained focused on the task the people of the State committed into our hands.
“Today, we went out to Bishop Philip Academy to kick-start our programme for the provision of textbooks and exercise books, who resumed after the long vacation. We didn’t break any sweat over the petition, we have remained focused and we are pushing on with our agenda for Oyo State.
“What I will say to the APC is that they should let us forget politics for now. We can pick up politics again by 2022. For now, let us all work together for the good of the people of Oyo State.
“Let us key into our agenda to bring prosperity to Oyo State; let us tackle poverty and ensure that our good intentions for the people of Oyo State are realized,” Makinde added.