A legal counsel, Pelumi Olajengbesi was full of optimism that the Osun State Election Petition Tribunal will on Friday, January 27 deliver a judgment in favour of Osun State Governor, Ademola Adeleke.
He was confident that the court would strike out petition filed by the All Progressives Congress and former governor Gboyega Oyetola against Governor Adeleke.
Adeleke had on July 16, 2022 defeated Oyetola through a landslide win in 17 local governments out of the 30 local councils.
Oyetola and the APC, however, approached the Tribunal to challenge Adeleke’s victory.
Olajengbesi said, “The victory of Senator Ademola Adeleke as the Governor of Osun State is divinely orchestrated. It is a testament that God rules over the affairs of men and gives power to whoever he wills and in this case, He has made Adeleke the occupant of the Osun Government House for the next four years.
“There is no cause for alarm as the Tribunal delivers its judgement on Friday. The Adeleke camp remains unshaken because the language of justice is clear and it will be dispensed appropriately in our favour.”
He maintained that the Tribunal would trash Oyetola’s petition just as the Supreme Court dismissed the case of an ex-gubernatorial aspirant, Dọtun Babayemi of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) against Adeleke’s candidature last year.
He expressed confidence, “Again, like the Supreme Court ruled in favour of Adeleke in September, the Tribunal will affirm the senator as the democratically elected governor of Osun on Friday and this matter will be laid to rest at once.
“The people of Osun defended their mandate at the election in July and will defend it once more at the Tribunal. Adeleke shall emerge victorious once more.”