The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Osun State has stated that the party received the judgment affirming Ademola Adeleke as the governor of the state with equanimity.
This is as it also revealed that it was aware that in a contest, a winner must emerge.
The party made this known in a statement by its acting Chairman, Tajudeen Lawal signed by its Director of Media and Information, Kola Olabisi on Tuesday.
Acknowledging that the Supreme Court decisions are final and cannot be challenged in any other court of the land, Lawal submitted that as a democratic political body that believes in the rule of law, there was no way that it can fault the judgement of the Supreme Court which is the highest court in the land even though we are not happy with the judicial decision.
"While we are congratulating the beneficiary of the judgement, we make bold to state that we shall not be found wanton in playing our expected opposition roles in order to keep the government on its toes.
"The members and supporters of our party should refuse to be downcast with the current political situation in the state as the nature of politics is that one doesn't win all the time."
Lawal who noted that the office of the governor was a tenured one added that the prevailing condition of the judgment did not make him the perpetual winner, hinted that the party shall have the opportunity to slug it out with the Osun PDP in another four years.
Lawal stated that Adegboyega Oyetola in the court of the public never lost the battle despite the Supreme Court judgment and assured the Osun PDP and the government to prepare to meet the APC in the trenches when it is constitutionally ripe to do so.
Meanwhile, the Osun Peoples Democratic Party, PDP has called for the continued support of the Osun people.
The call was made by the state chairman, Sunday Bisi while congratulating Governor Ademola Adeleke on Tuesday.
While describing the Supreme Court judgment that affirmed Adeleke as governor of the state, the party described it as an unassailable precedence in affirming the constitutional right of the people to freely determine who leads them at a particular time.
It also asked the Osun APC and former governor Adegboyega Oyetola to apologise to the people of Osun State for putting them through unjustifiable stress with the reckless petition.
"The PDP condemned attempts by Mr Gboyega Oyetola, APC and their cohorts to steal the open and legitimate mandate of the people through cooked up and phantom pieces of lies called evidence against the popular mandate of the electorate.
"Our great party deeply appreciates the judiciary, especially the supreme court as a court of policy, for rebuffing all attempts by the APC and its devilish agents to blackmail them into taking wrong and dangerous decisions capable of derailing the entire electoral jurisprudence of Nigeria."
The Osun State Council of the Nigerian Union of Journalists (NUJ) in a statement signed by the Council Chairman, Wasiu Ajadosu described Adeleke's victory at the Supreme Court as divine.
The statement noted that the judgement has further revalidated Governor Ademola Adeleke's mandate freely given him by the people of the state during the July 16 Gubernatorial poll.
"The Supreme Court judgement has reinforced the love and confidence the people of the state have in the governor to deliver good governance to the people, while advising him not to deviate from giving people of the state desired dividends of democracy which had eluded them in the years past."
The state council of the Nigeria Union of Journalists however urged the people of the state, irrespective of political affiliation to close ranks and render the needed support to Governor Adeleke.
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