The People Democratic Party(PDP) has expressed shock over the Supreme Court ruling on the 2018 Osun governorship election.
In its ruling on Friday, the apex court dismissed the appeal of the PDP candidate, Ademola Adeleke and upheld the victory of Isiaka Oyetola of the All Progressives Congress(APC).
In its reaction, the opposition party in a statement by its national spokesperson, Kola Ologbondiyan, wondered why the Supreme Court “based its verdict on reservations over issues of technicalities arising at the election petition tribunal.”
The party said: PDP is shocked at the ruling of the Supreme Court on the contentious Osun State Governorship election.
“The fact that the Supreme Court had a split judgment also speaks volumes on its verdict in this matter.
“Our study of the judgment, however, shows that the Supreme Court did not negate the position of the PDP and millions of Nigerians that our candidate, Ademola Adeleke won the election, but based its verdict on reservations over issues of technicalities arising at the election petition tribunal
“The PDP, as a law-abiding party, however, urges the people of Osun state to remain united, calm and not lose hope in our democratic process and the quest for a government that truly represents their wishes and aspirations.”