…A federal high court sitting in Abuja has sacked Governor Adegboyega Oyetola and his Deputy, Benedict Alabi as the candidates of the All Progressives Congress in the just concluded governorship election in Osun State.
,,,,,Justice Nwite declared that all actions taken by Governor Mai Mala Buni while acting as the Caretaker Chairman of the APC are illegal as he was holding two executive positions.
Meanwhile, the Governor has called for calm among his supporters, assuring that the Court of Appeal will overturn the judgement.
Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Ismail Omipidan in a reaction on Friday noted that their team of lawyers would be challenging the decision at the Appeal Court, just as he expressed confidence that the decision would be set aside.
…..Omipidan further noted that the case was instituted by the opposition Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in spite of the fact there is a plethora of decisions flowing from the apex court that frowns upon such a decision.
He said that, for the records, the position of the law is that only members of the APC who participated in the primary election can approach the court to challenge the nomination of Oyetola as the candidate of the party.
“All these are part of the antics of the opposition PDP and some of their collaborators from within to distract us. But like every of their plans, this too has fallen flat on their faces.
……“They want to distract us from the Tribunal case. But we shall remain focused until we take back our mandate. We have confidence in the Tribunal to do justice in the case before it, just as we have implicit confidence in the Appeal Court to set aside this latest decision of the Federal High Court,” Omipidan said.
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