Tunde Opalana, Abuja
Opposition coalition parties under the umbrella, the Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP) has hailed the declaration of Sen. Ademola Adeleke as the winner of the Osun state governorship election by the Osun Governorship Election Petition Tribunal.
The CUPP described the judgement of the tribunal as a victory for democracy and an affirmation of the supremacy of the sanctity of the ballot.
In a statement by its Spokesperson, Imo Ikenga Ugochinyere, the CUPP said the tribunal has given hope to Nigerians with this courageous decision to sack the impostor governor who was foisted on the people of Osun state.
It said that “the rampaging electoral robbery of the All Progresives Congress is beginning to crumble in their face with the determination of the judiciary to stand firm, despite monetary inducements and threats.
“Today’s judgement has reinforced the hope of the opposition that there is still men and women on the bench who, even in the face of rampage to destroy the judiciary, can still stand firm and do the right thing.
“We are hopeful that the Appeal Court and Supreme Court judges will be bold enough to send the 2019 mandate thieves out office when the time comes.
“The opposition sends a huge congratulation to the Osun Governor-elect, Sen. Ademola Adeleke and urge the Tinubu-imposed usurper of the governorship office to save Osun people the pains of any appeal and move out of Government House, so that the people’s governor-elect can be sworn in without waiting for outcome of any appeal which the imposters will still lose as no court in Nigeria can legitimize a stolen mandate.”