Ekiti State Governor, Biodun Oyebanji on Thursday hailed the verdict of the Supreme Court that reaffirmed his election as the Governor of the state, describing the Social Democratic Party (SDP) Governorship Candidate, Chief Segun Oni as brother and leader.
He described the verdict as a victory for democracy and the good people of Ekiti who voted for him to pilot the affairs of the state.
The Apex court sitting in Abuja on Thursday dismissed the petition of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) Governorship Candidate, Chief Segun Oni, challenging Oyebanji’s victory at June 18, 2022, Governorship election in Ekiti State.
The Governor, who spoke to journalists in Ado-Ekiti shortly after laying the foundation for the Nigerian Air Force Base, restated his belief that his election as Governor was God-ordained and actualised by majority votes of the people of the state.
He also said his respect for Chief Segun Oni, a former chieftain of All Progressives Congress (APC) remained intact and that he would soon visit him to discuss how to move the state forward.
He urged the SDP Candidate to join him in the development efforts in the state, having explored all judicial processes available.
According to him, “I give glory to God and thank Ekiti people for their prayers. It is the Lord’s doing and it’s marvellous in our sight. And I commend the Nigerian judiciary for being professional and for bringing an end to this litigation.
“We are all Ekiti, what has happened has not diminished my respect for Engineer Segun Oni, he remains my leader and brother, I am going to call him and I am going to visit him. He has exhibited his right as permitted by the constitution of Nigeria and now that the case is closed, all of us have to come together to develop our dear state.”
While commending the Nigerian judiciary for being professional and for bringing an end to the litigation, the Governor appreciated the good people of Ekiti State for their prayers all through the different stages of the judicial battle.
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