Osun State Chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party has congratulated the Governor-Elect, Senator Nurudeen Jackson Ademola Adeleke, for the victory recorded today at the federal high court, Abuja, in a suit instituted against his nomination as PDP Candidate in the July 16 governorship election in Osun State.
A federal high court in Abuja had on Thursday struck out a suit filed by one Awoyemi Olutayo Lukman against the Governor-Elect on the grounds that the plaintiff lacked locus to institute the case.
Delivering judgement on the matter, Justice Obiora Egwuatu described the suit as improper, statute barred and therefore, the court lacked jurisdiction to hear the case.
In a congratulatory statement by the State PDP Caretaker Committee Chairman , Dr Akindele Adekunle on Thursday, the PDP welcomed the court pronouncement as further testament to the fact that the popular mandate of the people given to Senator Ademola Nurudeen Adeleke on July 16, cannot be stolen by any agent of darkness, masquerading around in whatever name and stature.
The PDP described as futile and empty, unscrupulous attempts by those he described as agents of destabilization in the state to steal mandate of the people through the backdoor, as such efforts are mere inordinate attempt to wrestle against God and army of the people of Osun State, in a battle already won fair and square.
Dr Akindele further expressed confidence that the victory recorded by Senator Ademola Adeleke at the poll is like a tree planted by God Almighty, which makes it absolutely impossible for anyone to uproot. He assured residents of the State that the Governor-Elect appreciates the unwavering support of the people being demonstrated on daily basis even after the governorship election.
The overwhelming support from all segments of the state, according Osun PDP helmsman, will continue to inspire the Governor-Elect as he looks forward to delivering on his electoral promises to the people.
Dr Akindele Adekunle
Peoples Democratic Party
Osun State Chapter.
18th August, 2022.