Judgment confirmed truth is constant
GOVERNOR Seyi Makinde of Oyo State has described the Supreme Court’s judgment affirming him as the winner of the March 9 governorship election in the state as proof of the fact that truth is constant.
Makinde’s victory had been contested by his lead rival, Bayo Adelabu, in the governorship election up to the Supreme Court level.
Makinde, who spoke through his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Taiwo Adisa, on Wednesday, said the judgment made it clear that truth could not be coloured.
He said, “Those who had thought that the truth could be coloured at the tribunal or in the court have seen beyond reasonable doubt that the truth has only one colour which is constant. This fact has been demonstrated by the judgment of the Supreme Court.
“The victory has just confirmed the fact that power belongs to the people and to God, of course. Indeed, power belongs to God and the people had expressed their decision through the power of the thumbs at the poll. It is only through the poll that one can emerge victorious in an election, not through the backdoor.”
The governor, who urged the people to celebrate moderately, added, “The Supreme Court, also referred to as the judiciary in this case, has demonstrated that court is truly the arbiter of the people.