A former Deputy Governor of Ondo State, Ali Olanusi, who was impeached in 2015 under the administration of the immediate past Governor Olusegun Mimiko, said on Saturday that his victory at the Court of Appeal was not by his cleverness but by God.
Speaking shortly after the Court sitting in Akure reversed his impeachment as deputy governor,Olanusi declared that he had no grudges or ill-feelings against those who masterminded his removal.
Olanusi was impeached by the state House of Assembly on April 27, 2015, following his defection to the All Progressives Congress (APC) from the then state ruling party ,Labour Party on the platform he was elected with Mimiko.
Mimiko, who also defected to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), completed his eight-year tenure in February and handed over to the incumbent governor, Mr Rotimi Akeredolu of APC.
A highly elated Olanusi told journalists at the Court premises,”There is no cause for revenge, if God did not want all these to happen, it would not have turned out this way.
“The injustice has been exposed to the people of Ondo State and may God reward all accordingly.”
He gave kudos to the Nigerian judiciary for granting true justice to anyone who sought it.
and also appreciated the people of Ondo State, who stood by him in the period of his travails .’’
Meanwhile, Counsel to Olanusi, Mr Richamond Natha-Alade, noted that the court of Appeal by his judgement had served
the best interest of Nigeria and it is on this ground that the court granted all our requests to show that everybody is bound by the law.
“It is a new dawn in Nigeria because the judgment is classical and it touches on every aspect of law that borders on infringement of rights,’’ Natha-Alade said.