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Governor Gboyega Oyetola of Osun State

How Oyetola Shuns Davido, Meets Powerful U.S Officials

Governor Gboyega Oyetola of Osun State has shunned popular Nigerian music sensation, Davido, who urged the APC governor to vacate his seat to allow his uncle, Ademola Adeleke assume office.

Davido had tweeted a few hours ago that the Iragbiji-born politician should accept the verdict of Osun State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal which overturned the victory of Oyetola.

The tribunal in its judgment declared Senator Ademola Adeleke of Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) as the winner of the election.

He took to his Twitter page: Oyetola must go … this shit is gettin embarrassing and ridiculous! U lost your election Sir ! Accept Gods will and Vacate Thank You .. now back to what I was doin 🎶 😴🤗 🌍 — Davido (@iam_Davido) April 29, 2019.

In another tweet, he described as desperation a lawsuit seeking the disqualification of Senator Adeleke Adeleke as the lawmaker representing Osun West Senatorial district which was lodged at the Federal High Court in Abuja.

However, Governor Oyetola who looked unperturbed continued in continuation of his resolve to turn the State of Osun around and make it far better than he met it.

Oyetola, who has continued with some of the uncompleted projects embarked upon by his predecessor, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, reportedly met with American Ambassador to Nigeria, Stuart Symington.

The Governor also engaged the USAID Mission Director, Stephen Haykin, and the former Governor of Maryland, USA, Mr. Martin O’Malley on beneficial partnership and investment in the State of Osun.

According to a post on his Facebook page, Governor Oyetola used the occasion to establish contacts with other diplomats.

The Abuja dinner was organized for New and Returning Governors in Nigeria by American Ambassador to Nigeria at Maitama, Abuja.

Since the tribunal’s judgement, Oyetola has not reacted to any outburst by the music sensation.

Recalled that the Osun State Governorship Election Tribunal on March 22 declared Ademola Adeleke of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as the duly-elected governor of the state.

The tribunal held that the re-run election conducted by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, was unconstitutional.

It, therefore, directed INEC to withdraw the Certificate of Return earlier issued to Oyetola and issue same to Adeleke.

But Mr Yusuf Ali, SAN, Counsel to INEC while adopting his address, however, argued that the decision of the lower tribunal was made in error.

The Senior Advocate of Nigeria submitted that the respondents’ argument that the commission failed to conduct proper accreditation and deliberately voided votes to favour Oyetola was a figment of imagination.

He said Adeleke and the PDP failed to prove over voting in the election, adding that the results from both the Sept. 22 and Sept. 27, 2018 election were true reflection of the exercise.

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