By Funmi Adekoya
Following protests and demonstrations across Osun State, Governor Ademola Adeleke has urged the people to remain calm and not take the law into their hands.
Governor Adeleke made the call in a statement signed by him while reacting to protests of support and rejection of the judgement from the 30 local governments and the Area Council.
The governor expressed delight at the reaffirmation of popular support for his governorship mandate, assuring the people that the popular mandate will not be stolen either through front or backdoor.
While expressing his appreciation to the people of the state for their passionate show of love and rejection of the judgement of the governorship tribunal, Governor Adeleke said he has appealed the judgement and sure of victory at the Appellate court.
The statement reads, “I have read stories of multiple protests and I have seen many videos from all over the state. From Central, West and East, I am overwhelmed by your open defence of our mandate. I express my appreciation to our people for their show of support. Your love for me is much appreciated.
“We have not done anything wrong. We won clearly with a wide margin. Local and foreign observers hailed our election as the best in recent Nigerian history. Be rest assured that by God and Man, justice will be done. Our mandate won’t be stolen. the statement added.