Outgoing Governor Gboyega Oyetola, who will be ending his four years tenure of office today, Sunday, has promised he would be back in the saddle in the ‘nearest future’.
Oyetola lost his re-election to Senator Ademola Adeleke of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), but he is currently challenging the result in court.
The outgoing governor said he was confident about his performance in office.
“As we draw the curtain on this first tenure, We are convinced that we neither reneged on our promises nor disappointed you.
“We kept faith with you and maintained fidelity with our electoral promises.
“It was our wish to continue to serve you but we are constrained by the outcome of the July 16 Governorship election which we are already challenging in court.
“As a law-abiding citizen and government, we are stepping aside to allow the law take its course.
However, we look forward to continue to serve you in no distant future. We have absolute trust in God that we shall be back soon, as we have implicit trust and confidence in the judiciary to do justice in the case before it.
“We are confident that this period of temporary political eclipse shall pass,” he said.
Oyetola’s loss has been out down to internal wrangling in the APC, particularly his disagreement with the Minister of Interior Rauf Aregbesola – a former governor of the state himself. Oyetola had served as the chief of staff to Argebesola during the latter’s light-year tenure.