The House of Representatives member representing (Oriade/Obokun Federal Constituency of Osun State, Oluwole Oke, has urged the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) members in the state to remain steadfast and prepare for future elections.
Oke was reacting to the Supreme Court ruling on the state’s governorship election, which upheld the victory of All Progressive Congress (APC) candidate, Mr. Gboyega Oyetola.
The lawmaker congratulated Oyetola and urged the governor to bring his wealth of experience as a financial engineer to bear on governance.
He added: “He should see every citizen of Osun as his. I urge every citizen to support him to succeed, while remaining vigilant as well.”
Oke spoke at the weekend in Abuja, the nation’s capital, following the verdict of the apex court.
The lawmaker emphasized that though the decision of the highest court in the land came against PDP hopes, desires and expectations, its members should be consoled and remain committed to the tenets and values of the party.
He said: “The lessons here is for us as lawmakers to go back to the drawing board, think through our laws, constitution and the Electoral Act to avoid a situation where both the electoral body or the courts will usurp the duty or functions of lawmakers.”
Oke thanked the party’s leader and businessman, Dr. Deji Adeleke, for his moral, financial and spiritual support since his younger brother, Senator Ademola Adeleke.
The lawmaker lauded the efforts of Senator Adeleke for his sacrifices, adding that he went through a lot.
He said: “My thanks and appreciation to our party leaders, particularly our chairman, for his doggedness and hard work and our teeming party members and supporters for their belief in us.
The lawmaker noted that Governor Oyetola will remain in power in the next three and a half years pursuant to the Supreme Court ruling.
“I, therefore, wish to urge our members to remain vigilant and watchful and ensure delivery of democratic dividends to our people,” he said.
According to him, the resources accruing from the Federation Account to the state, the Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) and from grants belong to the people.
Oke said the governor must prudently and efficiently manage the state’s resource for the benefit of the all and sundry.