By Editor, Politics
Senator Ademola Adeleke, the governorship candidate of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) in Osun State, has declared he will retrieve his ‘stolen mandate’ from Alhaji Gboyega Oyetola of the All Progressives Congress (APC) at the election petition tribunal. Adeleke said this while speaking in an interview with journalists shortly before the final figure was announced by the Returning Officer, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Joseph Fuwape, on Thursday. The PDP candidate, who spoke through his brother, Dele Adeleke, said he would meet with the party leadership and tribunal would be the next step for the party and the candidate to take.
According to him, “It will be foolish to allow this 419 result to stand. The party will meet and I believe that the tribunal is the next step to take. “Adeleke’s mandate can’t be stolen, it will be retrieved. The wish of the people will stand at the end.” However, the APC through its Director of Publicity, Research and Strategy in Osun State, Mr. Kunle Oyatomi said the PDP is crying foul over the result of the Osun State governorship rerun election because of the inability of the opposition party to rig the poll.