Ooni urges Adeleke to develop partnership with FG
The traditional leader of the Yoruba, Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, has urged the Governor of Osun Sate to establish a good relationship with the Federal Government in the interest of the state.
According to the PUNCH, the monarch made this urge in his congratulatory statement on the victory of Adeleke at the Supreme Court signed by his spokesperson, Moses Olafare, urging Adeleke to be magnanimous in victory and administer the state with integrity, wisdom and compassion.
The statement read in parts, “The House of Oduduwa is thrilled to extend her heartfelt congratulations to you on your remarkable and well-deserved victory as declared by the esteemed Supreme Court of Nigeria. This momentous ruling is a triumph for democracy and the will of the Good People Of The State Of Osun.
“The people of the state have placed their trust in you, and we have no doubt that you will work tirelessly to fulfil the aspirations and dreams of citizenry. Your passion for public service, your vision for progress, and your unwavering dedication to the welfare of the people will undoubtedly guide you in the path ahead.
“Now that you have been finally affirmed as our Governor, you are urged to develop a robust partnership with the Federal government in the interest of our people. We have full confidence that you will be magnanimous in victory and also, lead with integrity, wisdom, and compassion. Your tenure is an opportunity to bring about positive change, uplift communities, and foster an environment of inclusivity, progress, and development.”
Also, former Independent National Electoral Commissioner, Prof Lai Olurode, in his congratulatory message to Adeleke, noted that the governor had passed through difficult electoral and legal hurdles and advised him to quickly settle down to commence serious work of responding to the cries of the people in terms of infrastructural deficit.
On appointments, he also advised Adeleke to be all-inclusive and avoid winner takes all approach that may create instability.
Olurode, however, hailed the former governor, Mr. Adegboyega Oyetola, for being a gentleman who never sought violence in his pursuit of electoral justice.