PDP hails Adeleke’s triumph at Osun election tribunal

Ademola Adeleke

Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has hailed the verdict of Osun State governorship election tribunal, which upheld the victory of its candidate, Ademola Adeleke, describing the judgement as victory for democracy and the will of the people.

In a statement on Friday by its spokesperson, Kola Ologbondiyan, the party said the judgement was a clear indicator that “those who set out to destroy democracy can never triumph and that no matter how evil and injustice appear to thrive, the truth must always prevail at the end of the day.”

The party added: “The spontaneous jubilation that greeted this judgment is, therefore, a direct indication that it is in consonant with the wishes and aspirations of Nigerians across the board.

“For those who have been desperate to destroy our democracy, this judgment has proven to them that their shenanigans will always come to no avail.

“The PDP commends the judiciary for standing upright in the defence of democracy and for ensuring that those involved in the rapacious desecration of our democratic norms will never succeed.”

The party also said it would reclaim its ‘stolen’ mandate for the presidential election which its candidate, Atiku Abubakar, lost to President Muhammadu Buhari.

“This verdict, which reverberates across our nation, points to the fact that the truth will always prevail and that our party, the PDP, will recover all our stolen mandates in the 2019 general elections, particularly, the Presidential mandate, which Nigerians freely gave to our candidate, Atiku Abubakar,” PDP said.