Minutes after the Supreme Court judgement declaring Gboyega Oyetola as the duly elected Governor of Osun State, the Presidential Candidate of the People Democratic Party, PDP, Atiku Abubakar, has reacted.
Atiku said that though the Supreme Court may have declared in favour of Oyetola, that cannot be said to be the end of Senator Ademola Adeleke.
The former Vice President disclosed that he and other Nigerians will continue to stand with Adeleke and the people of Osun in good times and in difficult days.
“The Supreme Court has ruled and because of its judicial finality, the legal case is over. However, the love, acceptance and endorsement that the people of Osun bestowed on both Senator Adeleke and the Peoples Democratic Party is not over and cannot be overlooked,” Atiku said.
The PDP’s Presidential candidate, who is also at the Tribunal concerning his defeat by President Muhammadu Buhari, added: “Those who think this is the end of the road for Senator Adeleke and the Peoples Democratic Party in Osun, are greatly mistaken.
“This is not the end. Not even the beginning of the end. No. Today marks the continued ascendancy of Senator Adeleke and his party in the hearts and minds of his people.”
He said the people of the State have expected that the progress and development that the Adeleke family consistently brought to Osun will be translated to their governance.
“That hope is not dead. Only delayed,” he said as he extended a hand of support to Adeleke in all his future endeavours.
He also assured the people of the State of Osun that the PDP remembers their love and acceptance and will never forget to stand by them no matter the situation.
He also urged the nation’s Judiciary to take a pulse of the country and reflect it, especially since God has placed a great responsibility on Judges.
“The duty to ensure that justice is done, irrespective of the pressure to do otherwise, by the powers that be,” Atiku said.
However, Ademola Adeleke was confident of victory when he boasted to Osun resident that he was going to be sworn in as a governor.