The Governor of Osun State, Gboyega Oyetola has put blame on the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the state governor-elect, Ademola Adeleke, over court nullification of his candidacy on the concluded July 16 governorship election.
Newsonline reports that Oyetola reacting to the judgment of Friday said the PDP deployed the court means to distract the ongoing case in the tribunal.
The Osun State governor who may be handing over to Adeleke in November said he would challenge the court judgment in Appeal Court.
An Aide to Governor Adegboyega Oyetola of Osun State, Ismail Omipidan who stated this appealed to members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state to remain calm in the face of the decision of a Federal High Court that nullified his candidature in the July 16 gubernatorial election.
In a statement by Oyetola’s Chief Press Secretary, Ismail Omipidan, said the governor’s lawyers were getting set to challenge the decision of the Federal High Court at the Appeal Court.
Omipidan said, “The case was instituted by the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) despite the fact there is a plethora of decisions flowing from the apex court that frowns upon such a decision.
“For the records, the position of the law is that only members of the APC who participated in the primary election can approach the court to challenge the nomination of Oyetola as the candidate of the party.
“All these are part of the antics of the opposition PDP and some of their collaborators from within to distract us. But like every of their plans, this too has fallen flat on their faces.”
He added, “They want to distract us from the tribunal case. But we shall remain focused until we take back our mandate. We have confidence in the Tribunal to do justice in the case before it, just as we have implicit confidence in the Appeal Court to set aside this latest decision of the Federal High Court.”
Kehinde Ogunwumiju (SAN) who in April this year went to court to challenge the nomination and sponsorship of Governor Isiaka Oyetola and his deputy as the candidates of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the Osun Election, said the All Progressives Congress (APC) failed in its recognition and submission of the name of Oyetola as the governorship candidate of APC in the July 16 Osun governorship election.
The presiding judge, Justice Emeka Nwite in his judgment ruled in favour of the Plaintiff’s counsel by declaring as null and void, the nomination of Governor Isiaka Oyetola and Benedict Alabi by the APC.