The Osun governor-elect, Ademola Adeleke, has reacted to the accusation of certificate forgery and the suit filed by the state Governor, Gboyega Oyetola challenging the outcome of the 16th July election.
All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate, on Friday submitted documents challenging 749 polling units across ten local government areas of the state for various electoral malpractice, especially overvoting.
Oyetola, through the petition, claimed that the Osun gubernatorial election was fraught with certain irregularities, adding that Senator Adeleke was not qualified to have contested the election in the first place, having allegedly submitted a forged certificate to the Independent National Electoral Commission.
We Are Doing The Needful To Defend Our Mandate
Adeleke, in a statement issued by his spokesperson, Olawale Rasheed on Saturday, urged his supporters home and abroad to remain calm, stating that their victory cannot be stolen.
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate noted that the July 16th election was one of the most transparent elections in recent Nigerian history and would do everything possible to ensure judicial validation of their victory.
“PDP legal team is taking appropriate action on the filing. I call on my supporters at home and abroad to remain calm as this divine victory cannot be stolen through the backdoor
“I urge the good people of Osun State who voted massively to reject bad governance to remain calm. We are doing the needful to defend their mandate. We will do all within our powers to ensure judicial validation of our victory as this is an election globally certified as a great advancement in electoral transparency and integrity.
“We also want to reaffirm our faith in the judiciary as a bastion of hope and justice. We have unshakeable trust in God that this election petition shall end in another landmark victory for us and the resilient people of Osun state.”