The Osun chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has disclosed that the party would study the judgement of the Appeal Court which was delivered in favour of Peoples Democratic Party’s Ademola Adeleke.
The party also revealed that it won’t hesitate to proceed to the next constitutional means of seeking justice at the apex court.
ADULAWO NEWS reports that the Appeal Court sitting in Abuja in a judgement on Friday affirmed the electoral victory of Ademola Adeleke as Governor of Osun State, upturning the Osun Election Petition Tribunal’s that declared Gboyega Oyetola as winner of the July 16 gubernatorial election.
In a statement signed by the acting chairman of the party in the state, Tajudeen Lawal, enjoined all members to keep their hopes alive.
“As a law-abiding party which prioritises the rules of law, we shall pursue the issue to the Supreme Court with a view to ensuring that justice is served.
“The members and supporters of our party should not despair over the judgement as it’s a mere temporary setback which would be redressed in due course.
“The long and short of my sermon is that we shall meet Adeleke, the PDP and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) at the Supreme Court,” Lawal stated.
The Osun Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) reacted by urging the former governor Adegboyega Oyetola and the Osun APC to put the past behind them and extend their congratulations to Governor Ademola Adeleke.
In a statement attributed to Akindele Adekunle, the party’s acting chairman, the party praised the judiciary for upholding fairness and justice as well as for regaining the trust of the populace.
“We wish to commend and applaud the Lord Justice of the appellate court for upholding the tenet of justice and fairness in the Osun guber case.
“We want to urge the Osun APC and enjoin Oyetola to bury their hatchet, congratulate Governor Adeleke and join hands with the PDP government in the state to move Osun forward instead of embarking on another futile mission to the Supreme Court,” Adekunle stated.