The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says the Appeal Court judgement has put to rest all contestations regarding the validity of the candidacy of the Osun State Governor-Elect, Ademola Adeleke.
Court of appeal in Akure, Ondo State on Wednesday dismissed a suit filed by Dotun Babayemi, governorship hopeful of PDP against Adeleke.
PDP in a statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Debo Ologunagba, Wednesday said the judgement has further validated the will and aspirations of the people of Osun State who overwhelmingly voted for Adeleke.
The statement partly read “the Appeal Court judgement which puts to rest all contestations regarding the validity of the Candidacy of the Osun State Governor-Elect, Sen. Ademola Adeleke, comes as further validation of the Will and aspiration of the people of Osun State which they overwhelmingly expressed on July 16.
“The judgment is a firm confirmation that the Osun State governorship primary was transparently conducted by the Sen. Dr. Iyorchia Ayu-led National Working Committee (NWC) in strict compliance with the provisions of the PDP Constitution and Electoral Guidelines as provided by the Electoral Act and the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999 (as amended).
“Our Party commends the Judiciary for its courage adding that the judgment has further restored the confidence of Nigerians in our judicial system and the processes of the PDP”
The opposition party charged the party stakeholders in Osun State to remain united and support Adeleke to transform the state.
According to the party, Ademola Adeleke is determined to institute a transparent, people-oriented and development-based government that will rebuild and revamp Osun State from the misrule of the All Progressives Congress (APC).