Ismail Omipidan, an aide to the Osun State Governor, Adegboyega Oyetola, has urged members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the State to remain calm and resolute, following the decision of a Federal High Court that nullified the candidature of the governor in the July 16 gubernatorial election.
Oyetola’s Chief Press Secretary in a statement on Friday, in Osogbo, said the Governor’s lawyers are preparing to challenge the decision of the Federal High Court in Abuja at the Appeal Court.
He said; “The case was instituted by the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) despite the fact there is a plethora of decisions flowing from the Apex court that frowns upon such a decision.’’
“For the record, the position of the law is that only members of the APC who participated in the primary election can approach the Court to challenge the nomination of Oyetola as the candidate of the party.’’
“All these are part of the antics of the opposition PDP and some of their collaborators from within to distract us. But like every of their plans, this too has fallen flat on their faces.’’
“They want to distract us from the tribunal case. But we shall remain focused until we take back our mandate. We have confidence in the Tribunal to do justice in the case before it, just as we have implicit confidence in the Appeal Court to set aside this latest decision of the Federal High Court.”