PDP rejects Osun tribunal judgment, insists Adeleke won

The Peoples Democratic Party has rejected the judgement of the Osun State Governorship Election Tribunal which nullified the mandate freely given to the party and its candidate, Governor Ademola Adeleke by the people of the state in the July 16, 2022 governorship election.

The PUNCH had reported that the state governorship election tribunal nullified Adeleke’s victory and declared Adegboyega Oyetola, the winner of the election on Friday.

The party in a statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Debo Ologunagba, on Friday in Abuja, stated that the judgment of the tribunal was contrary to the will of the people of the state which was expressed by the overwhelming votes cast for the party and its candidate at the election.

The statement read, “The July 16, 2022 governorship election in Osun State was adjudged by local and international observers to be free, fair, transparent and clearly won by the PDP and our candidate, Governor Ademola Adeleke in confirmation of the wishes and aspiration of the people.

“The will of the people of Osun State as expressed by electing Governor Adeleke must be respected. As a law-abiding party, the PDP will explore all available legal means to restore the victory of our party.”

The PDP charges the people of the state to be calm and continue to support Governor Adeleke as they restate their confidence in the institution of the Judiciary to dispense justice in this matter at the Appellate Court.

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