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The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Osun State yesterday described the verdict of the appeal court that upheld the election of Governor Gboyega Oyetola of the APC as shocking.
However, Governor Oyetola yesterday joined jubilating crowd, party faithful and supporters in Osogbo, to celebrate the judgment of the Court of Appeal which upheld his election.
While the supporters surrounded the governor’s convoy with chants of victory, the governor through the sun roof of his car waved his broom in acknowledgment.
In a statement, the State PDP Chairman, Mr Soji Adagunodo, said that with all evidences before the lower tribunal court and legal points adduced by the Ademola Adeleke’s legal team at the Appeal Court, it did not expect the judgement to go against them.
Mr Adagunode however expressed the hope in the judiciary that at the end of the day in the Supreme Court, the PDP candidate would get favourable verdict.
Also in a statement signed by its National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, the PDP insisted that Adeleke would challenge the judgement at the supreme court.
SOUTH WEST PDP
COURT OF APPEAL VERDICT ON OSUN GOVERNORSHIP ELECTION.
Today the Federal Court of Appeal Panel delivered its judgment on the matter of Osun Governorship election in favor of the APC and its candidate in the election.
We must say as a party in the matter, we are shocked at the premise upon which the said verdict is anchored, therefore we are certainly thinking, and importantly, in conjunction with our candidate, Senator Ademola Adeleke to exploit the only available option to us, by appealing against this decision to the Supreme Court.
It is crucial for us to underscore our fervent believe that justice is the bedrock upon which our democracy rest squarely and without it, despotism shall reign unhindered.
That will not be the portion of our dear nation, thus we are determined to ensure that we pursue all actions that will give muscle to the electoral desires of the people of Osun State as validly expressed in that election.
We restate that the APC did not fairly win that election and President Buhari gave this view credence when he publicly described the victory of his Party as “remote controlled”, thereby confirming that power privileges were criminally abused by his government and Party.
Most certainly, we shall approach the Supreme Court for final adjudication on this matter.
We appeal to PDP members and supporters in Osun State to be law abiding and shun all provocations.
There is certainly another judicial dawn that beckons.
Dr Eddy Olafeso
National Vice Chairman