Judg­ment con­firmed truth is con­stant

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— Makinde

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.

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