- The PDP has said it will challenge the Court of Appeal ruling at the Supreme Court
- The party expressed shock over the appeal court ruling which upturned the decision of the election tribunal against Senator Adeleke
- According to the opposition, the APC did not fairly win the 2018 Osun governorship election
Eddy Olafeso, the national vice-chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in southwest, has said the party will go to the Supreme Court for final judgement on the 2018 Osun state governorship election.
Olafeso stated this in a statement made available to journalists during his reaction to the judgment of the Court of Appeal, Abuja that upturned the decision of the Osun state election petition tribunal, This Day reports.
Olafeso said the PDP was shocked by the Court of Appeal's decision on the matter, adding that the party will use the only option available to it by approaching the Supreme Court.
“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 belief that justice is the bedrock upon which our democracy rests squarely and without it, despotism shall reign unhindered," he said.
The Osun PDP chieftain also said that the party believes in justice and will pursue all actions to make the desire of Osun people a reality.
“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,” he added.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that the Court of Appeal sitting in Abuja ruled in favour of Osun state governor, Gboyega Oyetola, in the Osun 2018 governorship election case.
The election tribunal judgment had earlier ruled in favour of Senator Ademola Adeleke, declaring him winner. Oyetola, his party, the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had filed substantive appeals, seeking the setting aside of the decision of the tribunal.
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