President of the Senate, Dr. Ahmad Lawan, has congratulated the Osun State governor, Gboyega Oyetola, on his triumph at the Supreme Court yesterday, urging him to be magnanimous in victory.
The Supreme Court in a split judgment of five-to-two on the outcome of governorship election in the state upheld the election of Oyetola.
The victory of Oyetola of the All Progressives Congress, APC was challenged by Senator Ademola Adeleke, who was the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democracy Party, PDP at the election tribunal up to the apex court.
Lawan, in a statement by his Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Mohammed Isa, described the judgment as victory for democracy, the APC, the governor and the people of Osun State.
He charged Oyetola to put the litigation behind him and concentrate on tackling the challenges facing the state.
The President of the Senate urged him to run an all-inclusive government where everybody in the state would be carried along for the good of the state.
He said: “Your victory is a great joy and achievement to our party. We are delighted that after a long legal battle, Osun State can finally settle down for good governance.
“My advice to you as you champion the course of governance in the state is to see every indigene of the state as equal partner and stakeholder in driving the wheel of progress.
“Let your reign be exceptional by being magnanimous and focused”.
Lawan called on the people of the state to give maximum support and cooperation to the governor in the interest and progress of the state.
“Now that the legal battle is over, let us come together and embrace one another in the general interest of the State”, the President of the Senate said.