By Akinwande Soji-Ojo
Factional Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate in Osun State, Prince Dotun Babayemi, has urged his supporters not to entertain fear over the Independent National Electoral Commission’s recognition of Senator Ademola Adeleke as the party’s flagbearer for the July 16 poll.
INEC, in the final list of party candidates released on Tuesday, had listed Adeleke as the PDP governorship candidate.
But Babayemi while reacting to the list in a statement signed by the Director of Media, Omooba Dotun Babayemi Campaign Organisation, Kayode Oladeji, on Wednesday, said he had unshakable faith in the ongoing legal process regarding the PDP candidate pending before the court.
“There’s nothing final about the list and I’m sure that somebody somewhere knows that. It’s only the uninformed that can think it’s the end of the process because it’s on INEC’s timetable; the list published is just the submission by various parties.
“Fortunately, there’s a window of opportunity provided by the new Electoral Act and that’s what we are exploring because we believe in the rule of law. Everything you are seeing is tailor-made processes which are amenable to changes when the need arises on account of judicial pronouncements,” Babayemi said.
The governorship hopeful assured the people of Osun State that he would triumph at the court, noting that INEC as an agency of government respects the rule of law and would act accordingly when the court makes its pronouncements on the issues at hand.