By Gbenga ARIYIBI Ado-Ekiti
Ekiti State Governor, Engr. Segun Oni has hailed the verdict of Osun Election Tribunal,saying it was a victory well deserved for Prince Olagunsoye Oyinlola
Oni who was reacting to the verdict through his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Wale Ojo-Lanre,in Ado Ekiti yesterday said the verdict has again shown that agents of darkness can never suppress light no matter how hard they try.
â€œIt is a vindication that Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) declared Oyinlola as the winner of the April 14, 2007 governorship election in line with the mandate of the people of Osun State.
â€œThis victory, coming less than one month after our great party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) floored the document forgers in the Action Congress (AC) in Ekiti State, has rekindled my hope in the Nigeria nation and my abiding faith in the supremacy of light over forces of darkness.
â€œThey forged police reports and secured a retrial with it. But now, they have failed again.
â€œIâ€™m now more buoyed in my belief that it is not in all cases that the soul of this nation can be bought off the shelf with stupendous ill-gotten wealth.
â€œThis victory is a pointer to the supremacy of the will of the people over that of myopic imperial overlords who would want their parochial interests to be forced down the throats ofÂ the majority.
â€œThe verdict is also a further confirmation of the fact that PDP is in total control of the Southwest and those trying to buy our people with their ill-gotten wealth will never succeed because Yoruba people have pride, dignity and honour.
â€œI congratulate my brother, my friend, loyal party man, the Prince of Okukuland for this well deserved victory. I also salute the courage of the teeming supporters of our great party, PDP in Osun State and the entire people of the State for this triumph over forces of darkness who believe that with their ill-gotten wealth, they can buy over all facets of our national life,â€ Oni said