The Governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress in Oyo State, Adebayo Adelabu, while speaking on the ruling of the appeal court which dismissed the ruling of the tribunal which dismissed his petition on the victory of Governor Seyi Makinde said, “I have a date with history”.
Adelabu who took to his Facebook account wrote that the judgement has further rekindled “our hope in both the electoral and judicial processes in our march to keep a date with history.”
He wrote, “When our great party, the All Progressives Congress presented me as her candidate in the 2019 governorship election in Oyo State, we never wavered in our conviction that the good people of the state knew that I was the best candidate among the lots that came out to seek their mandate.”
“But we never took this for granted as we worked tirelessly round the clock to showcase our blueprint to turn the fortunes of our dear state around for the better.”
He noted that APC carried out the most organised and issue-driven campaign and the people of the state gave him their mandate in the election.
Adelabu claimed that the agents of darkness perfected the plan to steal his mandate which prompted him to approach the judiciary for judgement.
“The lower tribunal, which concerned itself with technicalities rather with the substance of our argument ruled otherwise.
“Now that the Appeal Court has set the tone of righting the wrong, I appeal to the good people of Oyo State to hold the peace and go about their lawful activities as we approach the Supreme Court to validate your victory.”
“After the darkness, no matter how long it takes, comes sunshine. Victory is certain for us and the mass of the people of our state,” Adelabu added.