Ademola Adeleke, the incoming governor of Osun, has been told by legal expert Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa to perform well after taking office or risk being ousted later.
The former senator will be removed by popular vote, just like they did with Governor Gboyega Oyetola, the lawyer claimed, if he fails to deliver.
However, Adegboruwa pointed out that there were certain troubling election-related concerns that have implications for Nigeria.
The Osun election was not won on the basis of any programs, ideas, or ideologies, according to the Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN).
He criticized the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the All Progressives Congress (APC) for bringing in performers to sing and dance "as if entertainment is the engine of effective governance."
Regarding the conduct, Adegboruwa argued that if INEC's independence was ensured, the selection of leaders would reflect the preferences of the electorate.
Adegboruwa said that the use of technology, particularly for voter registration, transmission of ballots, and collation of results, is essential to the success of the election process.
The SAN asserted that if votes matter, politicians will work harder to improve their performance and demanded that no room be allowed for riggers to subvert the democratic process.
Nigeria can and should put an end to the godfathers' rule in the political sphere, and only then will progress be seen.
If there is a real process of change, "no leader who has emerged via the electoral process will ever take the people for granted," he continued.
Adegboruwa stressed that should Adeleke disappoint after he assumes office, it won’t be difficult “for the people of Osun to reject him as they have done to the incumbent governor”.
He said the only way that the winner can merit commendation is for him to formulate programmes that will ensure development.
“The period of dancing ended on Saturday. We want to see results," the rights activist told the governor-elect.
The statement hailed the electorate, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), observers, security agencies and the media for their efforts.
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