Ijebu-Jesa—The governor-elect of Osun State, Senator Ademola Adeleke, on Saturday said the All Progressives Congress (APC) would lose the case challenging his victory in the July 16 governorship poll because the election was free and fair.
Punch newspaper reports that Adeleke spoke in Ijebu-Jesa, Osun State, at a rally to receive the former commissioner for Finance in the administration of ex-governor, Rauf Aregbesola, Dr. Wale Bolorunduro, and his supporters that defected to the Peoples Democratic Party.
He said his major preoccupation was how to move the state forward and promised instant impact within his first 100 days in office.
“The whole world knew that the election was free and fair. The APC is just wasting their time. They have the right to go to court but I can tell you, it is dead on arrival.
“Osun people, who have voted massively for us, should keep calm and not worry. This time around, the people of Osun State have spoken and it is the will of God.
“The only thing I’m concerned with now is how to make Osun great and I am promising that in my first 100 days in office, Osun will witness a massive change,” Adeleke concluded.
Addressing the rally, Bolorunduro said he defected to the PDP with his supporters because the party was the true progressive.
Bolorunduro, who served in the state cabinet during Aregbesola’s first term in office said, “My followers and I are defecting today (Saturday) to the PDP because it is the party for the progressives.
“It is a party that is transparent and not deceitful as the former party I was.
“I left APC because my glory was being covered and my contributions trampled upon. APC is full of deceit. There is nothing called progressivism in that party.”
But responding to Adeleke, the Media Adviser to Osun APC chairman, Kola Olabisi, said the governor-elect should be ignored, adding that commenting on any matter before the court would amount to “committing subjudice”.