A former Vice President and the Peoples Democratic Party presidential candidate in the last 2919 general election, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, has sent a message of hope to Chief Ademola Adeleke, the PDP and the people of Osun State in his reaction to the Supreme Court judgment which affirms Mr. Gboyega Oyetola as the duly elected governor of Osun State.
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,” Atiku said.
Atiku, who is also at the tribunal concerning his defeat by President Muhammadu Buhari, added: “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 people of the state had expected that the progress and development that the Adeleke family had consistently brought to Osun would be translated to their governance.
“That hope is not dead. Only delayed,” he said as he extended a hand of support to Adeleke in all his future endeavours.
He also assured the people of the state of Osun that the PDP remembers their love and acceptance and would never forget to stand by them no matter the situation.
He also urged the nation’s judiciary to take a pulse of the country and reflect it, especially since God had placed a great responsibility on judges.
“The duty to ensure that justice is done, irrespective of the pressure to do otherwise, by the powers that be,” Atiku said.