Osun: Oyetola Reacts To Appeal Court Judgment
Former Osun State Governor, Gboyega Oyetola has reacted to Friday’s Appeal Court ruling which overturned the position of the state governorship election petition tribunal.
In a statement issued on Friday by his media aide, Ismail Omipidan, Oyetola said he and his party, the All Progressives Congress (APC) will be heading to the Supreme Court over the judgement of th appellate court.
The former governor stated that his belief in the judiciary also remains unshaken, stressing that there are solid ground to seek further redress at the Apex Court.
He appealed to members and supporters of the APC to remain calm and not to be discouraged over the outcome of the Friday’s appeal, saying his abiding faith in God to reclaim his mandate remains undoubted.
The statement partly reads; “We have heard the judgement of the Appeal Court, but we are yet to receive a copy of the judgement.
“However, from the snippets we are getting, we believe we have a potential ground to approach the Supreme Court. Our belief in the judiciary remains unshaken, just as my abiding faith in the God’s promise regarding the reclaim of my mandate remains undoubted.
“I, therefore, appeal to our supporters and party members to remain calm as we take the next step.”
Naija News recalls the Appeal Court sitting in Abuja on Friday delivered a ruling on the Osun State governorship election contested by Governor Ademola Adeleke and his predecessor, Gboyega Oyetola.
The Court stated that the All Progressives Congress (APC) and Oyetola failed to prove their overvoting case against Adeleke.
The Court of Appeal set aside the decision of the Osun State Governorship tribunal and upheld the Governorship of Senator Ademola Adeleke.
The Appeal Court affirmed Adeleke as the authentic governor of Osun State.