The All Progressives Congress (APC) National has said the judgement of the Osun State Election Petition Tribunal which sacked Sen Ademola Adeleke as the governor of the state represents victory for democracy and rule of law.
The tribunal had in a split judgement of two to one ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission(INEC) to withdraw the Certificate of Return issued to Adeleke and issue same to immediate past governor of the state, Adegboyega Oyetola, having scored the highest number of lawful votes in the July 16, 2022 election.
Reacting to the judgement, the APC in a statement signed by its National Publicity Secretary, Felix Morka, said the tribunal’s verdict represents victory for democracy and the rule of law, adding that it is a categorical affirmation of the will of the Osun electorate as expressed at the polls.
“The All Progressives Congress (APC) heartily congratulates Governor Adegboyega Oyetola, our party faithful, and the good people of Osun State on the resounding victory at the Election Tribunal earlier today.
“The Tribunal’s verdict represents victory for democracy and the rule of law. It is a categorical affirmation of the will of the Osun electorate as expressed at the polls.
“The peaceful conduct of the Osun governorship election and effective recourse procedures are eloquent testaments to our party’s commitment to bequeathing a legacy of credible elections and independent and fair dispensation of electoral justice.
“The Tribunal’s findings and verdict on the pivotal question of over-voting yet again underscores the massive significance of the programme of electoral reform, and new and efficient technologies implemented by the APC administration of President Muhammadu Buhari.
“Again, congratulations to the triumphant people of Osun State,”the statement read.
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