Osun Guber Tussle: APC reveals what will happen after Appeal Court judgement
The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Osun State has vowed to challenge the judgement of the Appeal Court, which affirmed the electoral victory of Ademola Adeleke as the duly elected governor of the state.
In its ruling on Friday, the Appeal Court sitting in Abuja faulted the verdict of the Osun Gubernatorial Election Petition Tribunal, which upturned Adeleke’s electoral victory in January and ordered that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) should issue Adegboyega Oyetola of APC a Certificate of Return.
But in a statement on Friday, the acting chairman of the APC in the state, Tajudeen Lawal, expressed optimism that all hope isn’t lost yet as the party still has the highest court in the land to seek its acclaimed justice.
Lawal said: “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.
Reacting, the Osun Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in a statement called on former governor Adegboyega Oyetola and the Osun APC to bury the hatchet and congratulate Governor Ademola Adeleke.
The party in the statement credited to Akindele Adekunle, its caretaker chairman, also hailed the judiciary for upholding fairness, justice and restoring the people’s confidence.
“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.