The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has expressed confidence that its candidate in the Osun State governorship election, Senator Ademola Adeleke, would recover his governorship mandate at the Supreme court.
The party in a statement yesterday by the National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, said it was not disturbed by the judgment of the Court of Appeal, stating that justice would be served at the Supreme Court.
PDP assured that the will of Osun people, which they openly expressed in voting for Senator Adeleke would not be lost, adding 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 party noted.
PDP also observed 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 the party’s 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,” the party added.