Ondo State Governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, SAN, was on Thursday welcomed into Akure, the State capital, with a surprise victory rally by a mammoth crowd.
The Governor on board Air Peace airline arrived at the Akure Airport at about 11am.
Governor Akeredolu, who was in Uyo, the Akwa Ibom state Capital, earlier in the week, flew to Abuja to attend the Progressive Governors Forum meeting held at the Federal Capital Territory on Wednesday.
The premises of the Akure Airport was filled to the brim with people from across the 18 Local Government Areas of the state who thronged the airport to celebrate and congratulate the Governor after his Wednesday’s victory at the Appeal Court.
In what could be described as a triumphant entry, Governor Akeredolu drove round the state capital with the visibly elated crowd.
Addressing the mammoth crowd of supporters at the Airport, the Governor dedicated the victory to God and the good people of the state.
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He appreciated God and the people of the state for their support and assured them that his administration would continue to deliver dividends of good governance across the three senatorial districts.
The Governor expressed confidence that he would win again at the Supreme Court if his major challenger and PDP Governorship candidate, Mr. Eyitayo Jegede, again decided to challenge the judgment of the Appeal Court.
He described the litigation as an exercise in futility and a flimsy one which cannot hold water.
Arakunrin Akeredolu explained that he is not distracted in any way by the legal challenge, adding that his administration is well-focused and committed to delivering more dividends of good governance to the people of the state.
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He hailed the work done by the Appeal Court Judges who scrutinised the case before them, saying the will of the people will always triumph.
Also on ground to welcome the Governor were the deputy governor, Hon. Lucky Aiyedatiwa; members of Ondo State House of Assembly led by the Speaker, Hon. Bamidele Oleyelogun; the Secretary to the State Government, Princess Oladunni Odu; Chief of Staff, Chief Olugbenga Ale; Members of the state executive council, top government functionaries, APC Stalwarts among other dignitaries.