Senator Ademola Adeleke, the Osun State governor, has declared that the mandate freely given to him by the people of the state remains valid.
He also emphasised in a statement by his spokesperson, Mallam Olawale Rasheed, that nothing can upturn or tamper with it.
The governor said he would not allow anybody to go through the backdoors to hijack the will of Osun People as was done in 2018.
Governor Adeleke said these at the campaign rally of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Osun Central Senatorial District, held in Osogbo on Tuesday.
All the eight PDP House of Assembly candidates, three House of Representatives and the senatorial candidate from Osun Central were on ground at the venue of the rally.
Thousands of party faithfuls were also said to be present to give solidarity and support for all the candidates.
Governor Adeleke said: “I can’t thank the people of Osun enough for standing by me and the party during the governorship election.
“I presented myself to dare the government of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
“God and the people of Osun supported me. Today, here we are. God helped us, we defeated the incumbent.
“Yes, we are aware that [Alhaji Adegboyega] Oyetola and his gang are looking for all possible means to buy their way.
“We have trust in the integrity of our jurists who are handling the tribunal case. They are men and woman of impeccable character.
“The people of Osun have spoken on July 16th, 2022. Nothing can change what they have stamped with their votes.
“I want to implore the people of Osun Central Senatorial District to vote massively for our candidates, come February 25 and March 11, 2023.”
Governor Adeleke encouraged the residents not to entertain any fear. He said his government has many good things in stock for the state.
“Your mandate is secured. By God and people, nothing will derail the peoples’ mandate.
“Our judiciary is for the people, by the people and of the people,” Governor Adeleke stated in the statement.