Atiku Commends Judiciary over Osun Judgement

The Presidential candidate of the Opposition Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in the 2019 General Elections, former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, in Abuja, commended the judiciary on the judgment delivered by the Osun State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal which nullified the election of the All Progressives Congress, APC, candidate, and restored the PDP candidate as winner of the September 2018 governorship election. Atiku acknowledged that the judiciary truly reflected the defender of Nigeria’s democracy.
Atiku Abubakar in a statement by Paul Ibe, his Media Adviser, in acknowledgment of the judgment of the Osun Governorship Election Petition Tribunal which upheld the election of the PDP candidate in the September 22, 2018 governorship election, Senator Ademola Adeleke, remarked that the restoration of the stolen mandate of Senator Adeleke showed that, indeed, the judiciary is the last refuge of the common man and that in truth, those who were aggrieved and resolved to maintain the peace, have been vindicated.
Atiku Abubakar congratulated Senator Adeleke, the PDP and men and women of goodwill in Osun State, who did not waver in their commitment to retrieve the stolen mandate.
“Weeping may endure for a night, but joy has come for the people of Osun,” Atiku noted.
The Waziri Adamawa commended the courage of the judiciary and its resilience even in the face of strenuous efforts by the APC Government to undermine and intimidate judicial arm of government.
The former Vice President declared: “the decision of the judiciary on the Osun Governorship Election is phenomenal in view of the culture of inconclusive elections by INEC in this season.
“The judgment has rekindled hope and confidence that those whose mandate had been tampered with or denied can look forward to justice being done to them.”
Atiku enjoined the judiciary to remain steadfast, noting that the eyes of all Nigerians and, indeed, the whole world, are on them to help ensure that democracy in Nigeria is put on a solid foundation.
The Tribunal had declared the supplementary election which made the INEC upturn the victory of Senator Adeleke of the PDP and ceded it to Gboyega Oyetola of the APC.

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