Nigerians have taken to social media to react to Osun State Governorship Election Petitions Tribunal sitting in Abuja declaring Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate, Sen. Ademola Adeleke winner of the September 2018 polls.
The three-man tribunal held that Governor Isiaka Oyetola of the All Progressives Congress (APC) was not validly returned.
The senator’s nephew and popular musician, Davido tweeted:
IMOLE TI DE !!!!!!! CONGRATULATIONS TO THE GREAT PEOPLE OF OSUN STATE ! 😝😝😝😝🌍🌍🌍🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽🤩🤩 pic.twitter.com/FVQK5roKkJ
— Davido (@iam_Davido) March 22, 2019
Davido's Uncle Adeleke declared Winner of Osun Election? So Davido's effort did not waste? Look at God!!! 😭😭😭😭 pic.twitter.com/2R2j84xZ9P
— DANNY WALTER 🇳🇬 (@CuteWalterr) March 22, 2019
“Imole ti de” (the light has come) was the slogan of Adeleke’s campaign during the polls.
Presidential candidate of the PDP, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, hailed the judiciary for passing the judgement despite alleged pressure from different quarters.
— Atiku Abubakar (@atiku) March 22, 2019
Vice Presidential candidate of the party, Peter Obi tweeted:
— Peter Obi (@PeterObi) March 22, 2019
Other Nigerians also took to social media to react to the judgement.
Congratulations to Governor-elect Demola Adeleke and the Osun state @OfficialPDPNig on a great victory at the election tribunal. We have done it! My state, Osun state has finally gone PDP. I am overjoyed and overwhelmed. Praise the Lord! To him alone be the glory!
— Femi Fani-Kayode (@realFFK) March 22, 2019
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╬═╬ just dropped to tell you that
╬═╬. Adeleke is the Governor of
— Trouble Maker 😒(G.O) (@RovielHQ) March 22, 2019
BREAKING!!! The Osun State Gubeenatorial Eletion Petition Tribunal has overturned the declaration of Gboyega Oyatola as governor. It has declared Senator Adeleke as winner of the election & ordered INEC to issue him a certificate of return.
— Igala_king (@I_Am_Ilemona) March 22, 2019
"Let me remind our party supporters and the pple of Osun that this INEC decision only constitutes a delay of the victory of Sen Adeleke and the PDP in the Osun Guber election…our triumph will come either through the judiciary or further balloting.“@bukolasaraki, 7th Dec 2018 pic.twitter.com/9Zzb4c35uF
— I am Baba Idris (@babaidris090) March 22, 2019
From day one, I have never doubted the sacking of APC from Osun after that sham election. Today, I have once again been proven right. Adeleke has won his seat. Let the dancing continue. Oya, where is my Gbegiri!
— Jackson Ude (@jacksonpbn) March 22, 2019
Gov-Elect Nurudeen Ademola Adeleke of PDP and Osun State.
I told you guys we won that election.
On to the next: no time. https://t.co/DaNQMemfDr
— Demola Olarewaju (@DemolaRewaju) March 22, 2019
The Osun mandate has been recovered. The Tribunal has declared Senator Adeleke winner of the Osun Governorship election.
Victory for democracy
— Emeka Nnadozie (@ChNnadozie) March 22, 2019
BREAKING NEWS: The Osun Election Tribunal has declared Senator Adeleke as the winner of the Osun 2018 Governorship Election.
Congratulations to Senator Ademola Adeleke and the PDP on a well deserved victory in a very tough terrain.
— OurFavOnlineDoctor 🥳🏁 (@DrOlufunmilayo) March 22, 2019
BREAKING: Osun Tribunal declares the dancing senator, Ademola Adeleke of PDP winner of Osun governorship election.
I told you, that election was a broad daylight robbery. Shame on all of you @inecnigeria.
— Oluyemi Fasipe🇳🇬 (@YemieFASH) March 22, 2019
Congratulations OSUN state
Shame on those who steal Mandates for a living.
Onto the next
— Aniefiok Etim (@aniefioketimMyk) March 22, 2019
Now that #OsunTribunalJudgment has declared Ademola Adeleke as Governor, the biggest winner goes to:
Man scammed APC and cashed out big time.
Yahoo boy International.😂😂
— The Kingmaker 🦉🕊 (@SmithVinci) March 22, 2019