The All Progressives Congress, APC, Oyo chapter, has said it is heading to the Supreme Court for “perfection of the verdict” on the governorship electoral dispute.
A Court of Appeal had, on Saturday, delivered a judgement, with the APC and the ruling Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, individually claiming victory.
Prince Ayobami Adejumo, the party’s assistant publicity secretary, said the verdict was “unambiguous, apt and sound”. He further claimed votes had been illegally awarded the incumbent, Governor Seyi Makinde, calling it an “error” by INEC.
“The results announced were ridiculously inflated and there is no way such conspiracy could stand the test of proper scrutiny as this was just confirmed by the Appellate Court.
“We use this opportunity to salute the court for living up to its responsibility as the last hope of the common man,” it said.
The party appealed to the good people of the state including Oyo APC faithful and other key stakeholders to remain calm and resist being provoked, in whatever way or form by the PDP government and its agents.
It said that the PDP government in the state and its agents are apparently occupying the Agodi Government House on borrowed time.
“Obviously, the next line of action is for us as a party and our gubernatorial hopeful to approach the Supreme Court for perfection of the landmark verdict delivered by the Court of Appeal today.”
Adebayo Adelabu, the APC governorship candidate in the March 9, 2019 poll is contesting the victory of incumbent governor.
In his statement following the ruling, Makinde states that none of the reliefs sought by the appellant was granted, insisting the ruling favoured him.