Against the backdrop of his sack by the Osun election petition tribunal, the lawmaker, representing Ede North/Ede South/Egbedore/Ejigbo Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives, Hon Bamidele Salam on Monday urged his supporters and the general public to remain calm.
The tribunal had cancelled votes in 12 polling units and ordered rerun election to determine the actual winner between Salam and his counterpart in the All Progressives Congress (APC), Hon Adejare Bello.
Reacting over the judgment, Salam said: “the election tribunal has stated their position which clearly does not align with mood of our people who voted wholeheartedly for me as their representative.”
“We are not dismayed however, because the mandate as freely given to me by the people and stamped by God cannot be stolen by any man. Our victory at the February 23 House of Representatives poll is sacrosanct and this minor setback will only sweeten the taste of victory in our mouths.”
“My legal team will study the details of this judgment and decide the necessary course of action on it. We are focused and will not lose sight of the goals we have set for service delivery to our constituents”, Salam remarked