The Peoples Democratic Party has challenged the embattled governor of Osun state, Gboyega Oyetola not “salvage his eroding integrity” by appealing the judgement of the tribunal.
PDP stated that by accepting the judgement of the tribunal would pro tray him as a hero.
PDP in a statement that was signed and made available to newsmen by the Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the party, Diran Odeyemi, stated that Oyetola may get bigger political opportunity in the future if he refuse to appeal the judgement of tribunal.
He challenged the Osun State Governor to search his conscience and ask himself if he won the September 22 governorship election.
The statement reads, “We are aware that the sacked governor of Osun, Alhaji Gboyega Oyetola, professes Islam which like other religions teaches fairness, equality, peace and truthfulness he should search his conscience and ask this pertinent question ‘did I truly win the governorship election?”
“Sentiment apart, Alhaji Oyebola is a refined gentleman, very religious but whose gubernatorial election was favourably manipulated by APC and INEC to discredit his person and personal belief and we believe he will not want his integrity to be dragged into the mud”
“The whole world as represented by International observers knew how INEC and security agencies colluded with the APC to rig the poll including the rerun and we knew it would not stand.”
He call on Oyetola not to bend to pressure from people who want to use him to have continued access to the state treasury.
“Oyetola should remember that he will continue to bear the moral burden of sitting on another man’s mandate, he should remember that history will continue to recall him as a beneficiary of a stolen mandate.”
“But the judgement delivered at the Tribunal presently offers him a rear chance to restitute and tow the part of honour as we are aware that INEC is unwilling to appeal the unambiguous conclusion of the judges,”
He then commended the judiciary for standing for the truth and warned APC against further disrespect for the judiciary and the Constitution of the country by attempting to circumvent the course of justice.