Atiku Reacts to Supreme Court’s Judgment on Osun Governorship Election
Atiku says it is not the end of the road for Adeleke.
Urges Judiciary to feel the purse of the people in the society.
Former vice president Atiku Abubakar has said that the Supreme Court ruling on the 2018 governorship election in Osun State was not the end of the political career of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship aspirant senator Ademola Adeleke.
Atiku who is the presidential candidate of the opposition party in the last general elections, via his social media pages said those thinking it is the end of the road for Senator Adeleke and the PDP in Osun, are greatly mistaken.
“I join with people of goodwill all over Nigeria to say to Senator Ademola Adeleke, and the people of the great state of Osun, that we stand with them in good times and in difficult days.
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“The Supreme Court has ruled and because of its judicial finality, the legal case is over. However, the love, acceptance and endorsement that the people of Osun bestowed on both Senator Adeleke and the Peoples Democratic Party is not over and cannot be overlooked.
“Those who think this is the end of the road for Senator Adeleke and the Peoples Democratic Party in Osun, are greatly mistaken. This is not the end. Not even the beginning of the end. No. Today marks the continued ascendancy of Senator Adeleke and his party in the hearts and minds of his people.”
He said the hope of transferring progress to the state is delayed not ended.
“They had expected that the progress and development that the Adeleke family had consistently brought to Osun will be translated to their governance. That hope is not dead. Only delayed.
“I extend my right hand of brotherhood to Senator Adeleke in all his future endeavours and I assure the good people of the state of Osun that the Peoples Democratic Party remembers their love and acceptance and will never forget to stand by them no matter the situation.”
Atiku further urged the judiciary to take a pulse of the nation and reflect it.
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“In their hands, God has placed a great responsibility. The duty to ensure that justice is done, irrespective of the pressure to do otherwise, by the powers that be.”