The National Association of Nigerian Students, Zone D, in a statement signed by its Deputy Coordinator, Alao John, following Friday’s judgment of Osun State Election Tribunal which sacked Ademola Adeleke and declared Gboyega Oyetola winner, kicked against the tribunal judgement, threatening to stage protest.
The election tribunal declared Gboyega Oyetola winner of the July 16, 2022 governorship election while sacking Ademola Adeleke, who was the sitting governor having been previously declared winner.
Towing the path of Governor Adeleke, the student body also called the development a “miscarriage of justice.”
NANS claimed that, “it is on record how some stalwarts of the All Progressives Congress have boasted federal might that they would win the tribunal case without any iota of doubt.
“It has been observed in Nigeria that truth often surrenders to manipulations of the ‘big men.’
“Also, out of the three judgements that ought to be read, only two were read with one in support of the Peoples Democratic Party.”
The South-West student body however implored Osun people to remain calm and law-abiding.
It the same vein, the Osun State National Association of University Students, Campus Monitoring Committee, threatened protest over the tribunal judgement.
NAUS, in a statement signed by its Chairman, Eruobami Ayobami, obtained Saturday, claimed the tribunal judgement was against the will of students.
He said, “We want to reaffirm our stand against any individual or decision that is not for justice and equity, and we would not hesitate to come out for mass protest against such act.
“The leadership of our union in the state is committed to defending the rights of students at all times.”
Mixed reactions, however, have trailed the tribunal judgement.
While stakeholders in the APC have continued to praise the judgement, the PDP have cried foul, as Adeleke also vowed to go to Appeal Court.
The tribunal, led by Justice Tertse Like had cancelled election in 744 polling units due to overvoting.
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