Former president, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo has reacted to the victory of the Osun State Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, and its governorship candidate, Senator Ademola Adeleke, at the Election Petition Tribunal.
The State’s Election Tribunal on Friday sacked Gboyega Oyetola of the All Progressives Congress, APC, and declared Adeleke as winner of the 2018 governorship election.
Reacting, Obasanjo, in a statement he personally signed on Saturday, commended Adeleke for going to court to seek justice.
He also criticized those discouraging the Presidential Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, from going to seek redress in court, saying they are of evil mind.
The statement reads, “While I was in Dubai to attend the Global Education and Skills Forum meeting, I received the news of the judgment of the Osun State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal declaring Senator Ademola Adeleke, the candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), the winner of the 2018 Governorship election in the state.
“Let me take this opportunity to commend the tribunal for its courage in nullifying what was clearly an illegality. This action by the judicial officers, albeit a first step in the legal process, gives renewed confidence in the judiciary at a time when there are coordinated efforts by some political leaders to undermine, if not destroy, it.