Osun PDP Praises INEC For Appealing Judgment Sacking Adeleke
THE Osun State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party on Tuesday commended the Independent National Electoral Commission for initiating processes to appeal the judgement of the Osun Governorship Election Petition Tribunal which annulled the victory of Senator Ademola Adeleke.
The PDP in a statement by its caretaker chairman, Dr Akindele Adekunle, said the electoral umpire has lived up to the expectations of Nigerians in standing up to the defence of the country’s electoral system.
He then expressed faith in the higher court to establish the supremacy of BVAS machines above any other source of the accreditation of voters.
“It is so bad that the lies that INEC will not appeal the scandalous judgement that tried to discredit BVAS machines in our elections emanated from APC lawyers.
“While the falsehood lasted, we chose not to respond because we are convinced that INEC knows better and is aware of the implication of ignoring the attack on the BVAS machines as the decision of Justice Kume did at the Tribunal.
“INEC has towed the right path by appealing the “Buga judgment” because if such is sustained, what will happen will be candidates who lost elections manipulating server reports and presenting same to a judge to steal the election from the actual winner,” Adekunle concluded.