The Osun State chapter of the All Progressives Congress has said it received the verdict of the Supreme Court which affirmed the victory of the state governor, Ademola Adeleke with equanimity and placidity bearing in mind that in a contest, someone must emerge as the winner.
According to the state Acting Chairman of the APC, Tajudeen Lawal, in a statement issued by the party’s Director of Media and Information, Kola Olabisi, on Tuesday, the Supreme Court decisions are final and cannot be challenged in any other court of the land.
Lawal submitted that as a democratic political body that solely believes in the rule of law, “there is no way that we can fault the judgement of the Supreme Court which is the highest court in the land even though we are not happy with the judicial decision.
He further said, “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 to keep the government on its toes.
“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 time.
“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 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.
“The way forward for our party shall be made available to the esteemed members and supporters soonest,” Lawal noted.