Osun APC hails court judgment, disqualifying Adeleke from 2018 guber poll

Don't rejoice over judgment, Fadahunsi tells APC

THE All Progressives Congress (APC), Osun chapter on Wednesday hailed the verdict of an Abuja High Court which disqualified Ademola Adeleke from contesting the state governorship election of 2018.

This was contained in a press statement signed by the APC director of publicity, research and strategy, Barrister Kunle Oyatomi, which was forwarded to the Tribune Online in Osogbo.

The party described the verdict “as a victory for the state, because Osun deserves better than an ill-educated juvenile as its governor. Long before independence, this state has produced intellectual giants and exceptionally brilliant businessmen and technocrats including jurists of international standard.”

According to the statement, “we hope that the Appeal Court handling Osun governorship dispute will take judicial notice of this judgment that has practically disqualified Ademola Adeleke from the governorship position.

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But, the Senator-elect for Osun East Senatorial District, Prince Francis Adenigba Fadahunsi has warned members of the Osun State chapter of All Progressives Congress(APC) from rejoicing over the Abuja Federal High Court judgment.

In a statement by his Media Assistant, Sam Segun-Progress, Fadahunsi described the court judgment nullifying the nomination of Senator Nurudeen Ademola Adeleke as the Governorship flagbearer of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on September 22, 2018, Osun State Governorship election as a temporary set back.

The statement reads “the judgment cannot stand superior legal scrutiny as there is an earlier decided case in a Court of the same appellate power that cleared him to contest the election.”

Fadahunsi added that the matter is subject to appeal before higher Court of appellate jurisdiction, saying he was convinced that Senator Adeleke would triumph at the higher appellate level.

He asked rhetorically that can the All Progressives Congress (APC) benefit from PDP internal party affairs? What is their gain? Is it only Adeleke that was on the ticket? What of Hon. Abiodun Adeogun who ran as Deputy with him?

Fadahunsi maintained that *members of APC in Osun State should, as a matter of fact, know that if Senator Adeleke has been destined to rule Osun State as a governor no Jupiter or manoeuvres and conspiracy can change it.”

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