The All Progressive Congress(APC) in Ekiti State defined the judgment of the Tribunal that expelled the Senator representing the district of the Ekiti South Senator, Prince Dayo Adeyeye, as a misdeed of justice.
The party said it won the state’s Senatorial election on February 23, 2019.
In a unanimous verdict, the three-man election petition court, led by Justice Danladi Adeck, had last week issued votes in some units across the district’s six local councils to declare Biodun Olujimi, the opponent of Adeyeye, winner.
Speaking at a conference in Omuo Ekiti, local government headquarters in Ekiti East on Wednesday, the district’s APC stakeholders characterized the judgment as bizarre and clear denial of the people’s desires in the senatorial district.
The district’s APC Senatorial Chairman, Hon Akin Akinbobola, who spoke on the issue, said the judgment amounted to cutting people’s desire as shown during the general election.
“We are surprised at the tribunal’s outcome; we reject it and it won’t stand the test of time because the individuals voted for the APC
“The result was intended to rob us of success and disarray our group and increase unnecessary dust in the region, but we’re not bothered,” he added.
An Ekiti East youth leader from the APC, Hon. Gbade Olusegun pointed out that it was through a transparent and credible election that Senator Adeyeye arose, contrary to the Court’s tough position.
“It was unfortunate that by giving the PDP candidate an undeserved win, the tribunal acted counter to the desires of the individuals. We guarantee that the opposition members ‘ celebration will be short-lived.
“The court issued its judgment, which is more or less, a pleasure shortly to be truncated. Senator Adeyeye is a people’s man and we won’t enable PDP to stolen the mandate provided to him.”
Leader of the APC Woman, Hon. Rachael Ibukun conveyed the hope that what she defined as “jungle justice” handed down by the court would be corrected by the Court of Appeal.
“The judiciary is intended to be the common man’s bastion, and we trust that what the opposition now has is a pyrrhical victory.”