Appeal Court Ruling: I remain Oyo Governor, Makinde speaks
The executive governor of Oyo State, Engr Seyi Makinde, has called on Oyo Citizens and all his supporters across the country to remain calm, that he remains the governor of the state.
Reacting to the various news headlines, as a result of the appeal court ruling today, Makinde asked his followers to ignore the sensationalism of the headlines, that no court has ruled against him.
The appeal court in it ruling, upheld the election, no judgement was given against him.
It is premature for anyone to wish that a landslide victory can just be upturn. Although, they may wish that such happens, but it won’t ever happen. The mandate was freely given to him by the good people of Oyo State.
Makinde, scored a total of 515,621 votes to beat Adebayo Adelabu, his closest rival and candidate of the All Progressives Congress, who polled a total of 357,982 votes, a margin too wide for any court to upturn.
The governor said, there is really nothing to worry about , because, all they, the opposition are planning is already in the public. He said that, the judiciary is credible and won’t allow itself to be used against the will of the Oyo State.
I urge you all to go about your normal businesses, we won’t be distracted in our quest to make Oyo State, a model State where good governance and leadership will be the order of the day, Makinde stated.