Osun State Chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party has described the decision by All Progressives Congress and Governor Adegboyega Oyetola to challenge the result of the governorship poll won by the PDP before an Election Petition Tribunal polls as “a wasteful voyage and an exercise in futility.”
Osun APC state chairman, Gboyega Famoodun, dropped a hint of the party’s plan to approach tribunal over the outcome of the July 16 governorship poll while speaking with journalists in Osogbo on Thursday.
A statement by the PDP Caretaker Committee Chairman, Dr Akindele Adekunle, in reaction to the move to challenge result of the poll, condemned APC’s decision to approach the tribunal labeling it as “anti-people and a challenge of God’s will”.
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The PDP chairman, however, stated that the mandate given to Senator Ademola Adeleke by the Osun people has come to stay.
The statement read, “we are yet to be served with any election petition. Neither the party nor the Governor-elect is worried by the alleged petition as the election that produced the winner was adjudged to be of global democratic compliance.
“This just concluded election passes test of best practices in electoral processes with the effective application of the electoral act which shut down all rigging plots and schemings of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
“PDP is not afraid of any election petition as the Legal Team of the PDP are always ready to defend whatever petition the APC is bringing, reiterating that the petition would be dead on arrival anytime it comes.”