By .Sodiq Opeyemi Adelakun –
Senator Ademola Adeleke, has been sworn in as the 6th elected Governor of Osun State.
The oath of office was administered to the Governor by the State Chief Judge, Justice Oyebola Adepele-Ojo around 11:45 am, on Sunday, November 27, 2022.
This which is being held at the Osogbo township stadium happened before a mammoth crowd of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) members, supporters, and guests from all walks of life.
Adeleke won the Osun gubernatorial election of July 16, 2022, against the main contender and outgoing governor of the State, Adegboyega Oyetola.
Adeleke won the election as a member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) after losing out to the same party in the 2018 gubernatorial election.
As part of the swearing-in ceremony, the presidential candidate of the PDP in the 2023 general election, Atiku Abubakar is in the State.
Meanwhile, in a farewell statement to the residents of the State, the outgone governor, Adegboyega Oyetola disclosed that his administration is leaving behind ₦14 billion cash in the State’s coffers, just as it had paid ₦97 billion of the debts it inherited from the Rauf Aregbesola administration in 2018.
While maintaining that he was stepping aside, he stated that the results of the last gubernatorial election as declared by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) which favoured Senator Ademola Adeleke is already being challenged by him and the All Progressives Congress (APC) at the Osun State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal.