May 9, 2019
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says the party and its victorious
candidate in the Osun state governorship election, Senator Ademola
Adeleke, will retrieve the stolen governorship mandate at the Supreme
The party says it is not in any way shaken by the judgment of the Court
of Appeal, but stands with Nigerians in the confidence that justice and
respect for the will of the people of Osun state will definitely prevail
at the Supreme Court.
The party insists that there is no way the will of the people, which
they openly expressed in voting for Senator Adeleke will be allowed to
The PDP notes that the fact the Court of Appeal had a split judgment
indicates that justice was not fully served at the appellate court.
It is instructive to state that the Court of Appeal did not contest or
invalidate the fact that Senator Adeleke won the election but only cited
technicalities and speculations to arrive at its decision.
The PDP has also noted that the Court of Appeal failed to act on the
full and substantial import of the failure of the Independent National
Electoral Commission (INEC) to produce the ballot papers and record of
accreditation to disprove our position that INEC altered results and
subverted the will of the people of Osun State.
Our party and candidate are therefore confident that the Supreme Court
will look at the merit of the matter and ensure that justice is served
by recognising Senator Ademola Adeleke as Osun State Governor.
National Publicity Secretary