A Chieftain of the People’s Democratic Party in Osun state, Oluomo Lukman Kayode Mudashiru (L&K) on Friday described the judgement of Supreme Court affirming Senator Ademola Adeleke as the authentic candidate of the PDP in the just concluded Osun 2022 Governorship Election state as a victory for the people of Osun state.
He stated that the case was instituted with the intention to thwart the will of members of the party and by extension the people of Osun state who had initially voted Senator Ademola Adeleke at the party’s primary election.
Mudashiru made this known while addressing newsmen in Osogbo, the Osun state capital, noting that the PDP remains resolute about keeping its promises to the people of Osun state.
The Iwo, Ayedire and Ola-Oluwa House of Representatives Candidate added that the judgement of the court has made it obvious that the case was filed as an after thought.
He said “what happened today at the Supreme Court is not only victory to members of the PDP but victory to the people of Osun state and we are really grateful to God for the victory.
“In the first place, the judgement has revealed to us all that the case was filed as an after thought, that is why the court ruled that it was filled out of time. Did Prince Babayemi and his lawyers not know the law?
“With this judgement, we can atleast begin to trust the fact that our judicial system in Nigeria is getting revived and we can begin to trust it again”.
He then advised Prince Dotun Babayemi to accept the judgement in good faith stating that the PDP is bigger than an individual and when the party had decided, no party member should go against the wish of the party.
“Its just so unfortunate that Prince Dotun Babayemi did not allow the party to resolve the issue with its internal mechanisms before pursuing the case even to the supreme court level.
“PDP is one big happy family and the party is bigger than an individual, so when the party has decided and agreed on what to do, everyone should conform to that decision either it favours them or not”, Mudashiru added.
Dotun Babayemi, a governorship aspirant, had taken Adeleke before a federal high court in Osogbo, seeking to be declared as the PDP candidate for the July 16 governorship election in Osun state.