- PDP's former deputy national chairman, Chief Olabode George, has hailed Senator Ademola Adeleke's victory at Osun tribunal
- The PDP chieftain described the victory as the beginning of journey to the promised land for Nigeria
- Chief George also added that by the development, the Osun election panel has written its name in gold
The former deputy national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Chief Olabode George, has described the victory of Senator Ademola Adeleke at Osun election tribunal as a "journey to the promised land."
Reacting to Adeleke's victory in an interview with Tribune, the PDP leader said the development is a signpost that "the rule of law has come to stay."
According to him, justice has prevailed. He further added that the judges who constituted the election panel have written their names in gold.
He said: "The pronouncement by the respected tribunal has started the journey to the Promised Land. I thank God Almighty that truth has prevailed and those judges have shown that no matter how long, truth will prevail and they have allowed the will of the people to prevail.
"This is a new beginning; the rule of law has come to stay in Nigeria. I commend the people of Osun State for their patience. We thought people were despondent, people were angry but they were quiet and I said this is like a graveyard silence.
"This has confirmed that prayer is much stronger than physical power. It is going to be well with this nation. It is a lesson to this country. I remember the day they were messing up the election there; I kept talking to the people of Osun but look at it today, justice has prevailed and it is the day would be the turning point of democracy.
"The names of the justices who are on the panel would be written in gold because they didn’t do any under-table calculation. They were sincere, honest and truthful. They got all the figures and didn’t joggle with them. All those investors who had been running away from Nigeria thinking that all hell had broken loose, will now be reassured that when you take your matter to court, you will get justice."
Asked if Adeleke's victory offered any ray of hope to the bid by Atiku Abubakar to upturn the victory of President Muhammadu Buhari at the tribunal, George said PDP will not lose hope in its bid to wrestle power from the All Progressive Congress (APC).
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According to him, nobody has the right to tamper with the judiciary. He added that the thing about the judiciary is that if you don’t succeed, you keep fighting it all the way to the Supreme Court.
Meanwhile, former president Olusegun Obasanjo had commended the judiciary following the decision of the election tribunal to declare Senator Ademola Adeleke winner of the Osun guber election.
Legit.ng had reported that Adeleke, PDP candidate in the 2018 Osun gubernatorial election, was declared the authentic winner following the verdict by Justice Peter Obiora-led tribunal panel.
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