Ondo Governor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, has expressed optimism that Osun Governor, Adegboyega Oyetola, will emerge victorious at the tribunal.²
Oyetola is challenging the outcome of the July governorship election in which candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Senator Ademola Adeleke, was declared winner.
According to The Nation, Akeredolu, who spoke in Owo at the funeral service of his late mother, Grace, said Oyetola would ‘regain his mandate very soon whether you like it or not. He is a man after my heart.’
Akeredolu, in a response to sermon delivered by Revd Stephen Ayodeji Fagbemi, said there were crops of politicians in the Southwest the people could be very proud of.
According to him: “We have listened to your political sermon. It was wonderful listening to the sermon. I will not contend with you but I know as politicians we are doing our best. It might not be good for everybody.
“You should also say the things we have done. Continue to pray for us so that we will do our best. We will look at it. It is not that we are not trying. We have our shortcomings. We have crops of politicians in the Southwest we can be very proud of. Not all of us shall die. We shall be here when Christ shall come.”
Revd Fagbemi, in his sermon, tasked politicians to begin their campaigns tours in hospitals.