Disturbing details of why Senator Ademola Adeleke, the candidate of the People’s Democratic Party, (PDP), who just emerged the winner of Osun State governorship election may not serve his tenure as governor have emerged.
Adeleke on Saturday defeated his closest rival, governor Gboyega Oyetola, the candidate of the All Progressives Congress, (APC), to emerge winner.
According to the report, considering the controversy that greeted Adeleke’s emergence as the substantive candidate of the People’s Democratic Party during the primaries, he might be disqualified by the court.
The report further reveals that the summary of the judgement delivered by Justice Nathaniel Ayo-Emmanuel of the Federal High Court in respect to the matter, clearly stated that the primary election that produced Senator Ademola Adeleke was done at the right venue and was conducted by the right people but with wrong delegates.
This means that the primary election was built on nothing which according to the report, will not stand.
Part of the report reads, “It will be sad if you waste your votes on Saturday by voting for PDP. Indeed, it will be very sad considering the time, the energy and the huge resources this party has committed to this election. And this is what APC is banking on because in the face of the law, PDP has no governorship candidate. This is just the simple fact and it is sad.
“The summary of the judgement delivered by Justice Nathaniel Ayo-Emmanuel of the Federal High Court, Osogbo was worrisome. The Honourable justice noted clearly that the primary election that produced Senator Ademola Adeleke was done at the right venue and was conducted by the right people but with wrong delegates. It means the primary election was built on nothing. So, it cannot stand. This is the more reason why his opponent, Omooba Dotun Babayemi went back to the Court of Appeal, seeking nothing.
“For Babayemi, the court noted that although he was voted for by the right delegates but the primary election that produced him took place at the wrong venue and was conducted by the wrong people. So, his primary can’t stand.
“There is a precedence upon which this case will end. Neither Adeleke nor Babayemi’s candidatute can stand before the law, going by the Supreme Court judgment on Zamfara.
Unfortunately, Babayemi kept on cajoling his few supporters to vote for PDP to help APC.
“As a lawyer, he knows that neither him nor Adeleke were validly elected as the PDP governorship candidate. He knows too that if Adeleke wins, either Oyetola or someone else will eventually become the governor because the said election will definitely be nullified by the Court. He remains in the Court because of his selfish agenda, thinking nullification of Adeleke’s election will give him the chance to come back in 2026 from Osun West.
“Sincerely, the PDP has shot itself in the leg. Whatsoever votes that is cast for PDP in this election will eventually be wasted vote.!!!”