The Osun State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC), said it received the verdict of the Supreme Court which affirmed Governor Ademola Adeleke’s victory with equanimity and placidity bearing in mind that in a contest, someone must emerge the winner.
According to the acting Chairman of the party, Sooko Tajudeen Lawal, in a statement issued by Director, Media and Information, Chief Kola Olabisi, in Abuja on Tuesday, the Supreme Court decisions are final which cannot be challenged in any other court of the land.
Lawal submitted that as a democratic political body that solely believes in the rule of law, there is no way that it can fault the judgement of the Supreme Court which is the highest court in the land.
The statement said: “While we are congratulating the beneficiary of the judgement, we make bold to state that we shall not be found wanton in playing our expected opposition roles in order to keep the government on its toes.
“The members and supporters of our party should refuse to be downcast with the current political situation in the state as the nature of politics is that one doesn’t win all the times.
“The prevailing condition of the winner(s) of today does not make him the perpetual winner as the political office which was contested for is a tenured one for a period of four years after which we shall have the opportunity to slug it out with those who are rejoicing over today’s victory.
“It is however, worthwhile to state that our party and our candidate, former Governor Gboyega Oyetola, might have lost the election as it was pronounced by the apex court of the land but it is visible to the court of the public that they never lost the battle.
“That Osun State is a common patrimony is the reason why we are assuring the PDP and the government that we shall be meeting in the trenches when it’s constitutionally ripe to do so.
“The way forward for our party shall be made available to the esteemed members and supporters soonest.”