By Taiwo Adebowale
Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed excitement over the victory of Governor Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State at the Supreme Court which upheld his reelection in the October 10, 2020 governorship election.
He joined other members of All Progressives Congress (APC) in celebrating with the Ondo State governor over the Supreme Court judgement.
According to his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina, the President urged the governor, and all elected leaders of the APC, to always place the people first in their consideration of development programmes and projects, affirming that the popularity of the party would continue to depend on performance and acceptance by the electorate.
President Buhari extolled the Ondo State governor for assiduously working for the development of the state, with reforms that continue to attract the goodwill of investors, and insistence that education, health and security take priority.
The President noted that the Supreme Court Judgement, preceded by that of the Court of Appeal, further bolsters the strength and reach of the APC, and its bright chances of consolidation in coming elections.
President Buhari consequently called on the opposition to sheathe the sword, work for the development of Ondo State, and wished the government and people a prosperous future.
The 7 man Supreme Court panel upheld Akeredolu’s reelection in a split 4:3 decision – a fact that make the main opposition Peoples Democratic Party to declared that the closeness proves that it really had a case.