The Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, has congratulated the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in the Osun State 2018 governorship election, Senator Ademola Adeleke, on his victory at the Governorship Election Petition Tribunal, Friday.
Ekweremadu took to the Tribunal’s verdict on his social media handle @Iamekweremadu.
He noted that the constitution amendments to ensure that unlawful mandates were not enjoyed for long were paying off.
He said: “I congratulate Senator Adeleke and the good people of Osun State on the restoration of their mandate.
“This is victory for the sanctity of the ballot box, victory for the rule of law, and indeed victory for democracy.
“It is for reasons such as the travesty visited on the people of Osun State that the National Assembly amended the constitution in 2010 and 2018 to set a time frames for the determination of both election petitions and pre-election matters, respectively, to ensure that unlawful mandates are not enjoyed for long.
“I knew it wouldn’t take long and the true will of Osun people would prevail. It is indeed another Happy day for democracy”.