Osun State could as well be tagged land of litigations following the litany of court cases trailing the last Governorship election in the State.
The ruling All Progressives Congress(APC) and the main opposition People’s Democratic Party(PDP) have been contending with an array of suits for and against.
Today ,Federal High Court nullified the candidature of Gboyega Oyetola in the July 16 Governorship poll .The court said the governor was not validly nominated and lacks legal standing to act in such capacity
Reacting to the ruling throug his Chief Press Secretary Ismail Omipidan,the governor, appealed to supporters of the governor to remain calm in the face of the decision of a Federal High Court to nullify his candidature in the July 16 Governorship poll.
He noted that their team of lawyers would be challenging the decision at the Appeal Court, just as he expressed confidence that the decision would be set aside.
Omipidan further noted that the case was instituted by the opposition Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in spite of the fact there is a plethora of decisions flowing from the apex court that frowns upon such a decision.
He said that, for the records, 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,” Omipidan said.