The Osun State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has congratulated the state governor, Senator Ademola Adeleke over his victory at the Supreme Court in Abuja.
The party said it received the verdict of the Supreme Court which affirmed Ademola Adeleke’s victory with equanimity and placidity, bearing in mind that in a contest, someone must emerge the winner.
The state Acting Chairman of the APC, Sooko Tajudeen Lawal, was quoted in a statement issued by the party’s Director of Media and Information, Chief Kola Olabisi, in Abuja, that the Supreme Court decisions are final which cannot be challenged in any other court of the land.
The statement partly read: “While we are congratulating the beneficiary of the judgement, we make bold to state that we shall not be found wanting in playing our expected opposition roles in order to keep the government on its toes.”
Lawal added, “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.