Ademola Adeleke, the Governor of Osun State, expressed his gratitude to God after the Supreme Court upheld his victory in the July 16, 2022, governorship election.
Following the verdict on Tuesday, Adeleke credited his success to divine intervention and dedicated the win to God. According to EYEWITNESS9JA, the apex court affirmed Adeleke’s position as the state’s governor in its ruling.
He said, “This is a historic landmark in the history of Osun politics. Today is the day our God ordained to stand his authority as the owner and giver of power.
“Today is that moment when the will of the people ordained by God survived the anti-masses plot of powerful forces. We, therefore, celebrate God Almighty.
“We dedicate today’s victory to Him. State power is of God, and he bestowed it on whomever he wishes. I will remain God’s driven, divinely inspired; I will govern with the fear of God. Our governorship is an affirmation that we are for the people, by the people.”
According to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Adeleke, the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, secured 403,371 votes, defeating the incumbent Governor Adegboyega Oyetola of the All Progressives Congress, who received 375,027 votes.