Human rights activist Deji Adeyanju has expressed concerns about what he claims is an attempt by the governing All Progressives Congress (APC) to steal the mandate of the people of Osun State in court.
Deji Adeyanju said on Facebook, sharing a photo of the governor-elect, Senator Ademola Adeleke of the Peoples Democratic Party, and Governor Adegboyega Oyetola, who finished second in the state’s governorship election on July 16th, “They are attempting to steal Osun people’s mandate at the Court.” They have nearly perfected every method of undermining the court.
“When Nnamdi said Nigeria is a zoo, many of us condemned him but the Buhari regime proves him right daily.”
Deji’s Facebook post has garnered thousands of reactions as at the time of filing this report.
@Lilian Ada wrote: “May what happened to Imo State never happen to another state. The Supreme Court judgment has affected a lot in a negative way. Osun people should enter fasting and prayer oooo.”
@Febcha: “Is there any need of conducting election again in this country, why not allow the court to appoint one person since we all dey craze.’
@Adetunji: “Osun people should be ready to defend their mandate.. they should not allow it to be stolen from them.”
@Kalabar: “The overly corrupt and dilapidated Nigerian judiciary is one of the major problems of this country. Fix the judiciary and half of Nigeria’s problem is solved.
Adeyanju Deji, Why you go read law?? You have now become part of the Nigeria’s problem.”
@Timitope: “The mandate given to Sen. Nurudeen Ademola Jackson Adeleke is God blessings to Us in Osun here which no woman being can truncated in this life…. It’s Done Deal Already, No Quam.”
@Emmanuel Bem: “Tinubu saw Osun election as a slap on his face and he is doing everything possible to change the judgement. Those that are supporting Tinubu for president should be careful because the man is dictatorial and always want to be in control.
“As a leader you mustn’t get it right at all times. He should allow INEC to get their credit for giving us a credible election.”
Deji’s claim comes a few weeks after Governor Oyetola appealed the Federal High Court’s judgement that nullified his nomination as his party’s candidate for the 16 July governorship election in the state
In a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Ismail Omipidan, in Osogbo, the governor revealed that he and his deputy had also filed an application before the Federal High Court in Abuja, seeking to stay execution of the court’s judgement pending the final determination of the appeal.
Justice Emeka Nwite of the Federal High Court, Abuja, had nullified Mr Oyetola’s candidature and that of his deputy, Benedict Alabi, following the suit filed by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).