Osun 2022: Gov. Adeleke urges predecessor to accept defeat

Osun 2022: Gov. Adeleke urges predecessor to accept defeat

By Joshua Oladipo, Osogbo.


Gov. Ademola Adeleke of Osun State has advised former Gov. Adegboyega Oyetola to accept defeat, attributing his victory in the 2022 governorship election to God.

Adeleke’s advice is conveyed via a statement issued by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Olawale Rasheed, and made available to newsmen in Osogbo on Tuesday.

He was reacting to a recent comment credited to Oyetola on his possible return to power.

It would be recalled that the ex-governor said, at a prayer session organised in Osogbo by APC members to welcome him to the state, that he heard from God that he would return to office as governor.

But countering the comment, Adeleke stated: “God is of justice, equity and honesty, not of electoral banditry and deceit.”

According to him, the Holy Books even noted that the devil’s whispering is real and no one should mistake the voice of the devil for that of God.

“Our Almighty God has spoken resoundingly in favour of Gov. Adeleke and the former governor should accept defeat, so he can hear the true voice of God,” he added.

Adekeke stated that there was life after losing an election.

He also said that the people of Osun had moved on and “are now enjoying a new governance of openness, accountability, and responsiveness to yearnings and aspirations of the citizenry.”

Adeleke contended that the state had launched “a new chapter of new leadership and has also returned the state power to the people, who are now feeling the new air of governance.

“Never will Osun be returned to the years of the locust,” he added.

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