The Coalition of United Political Parties, CUPP, has reacted to the tribunal ruling declaring Sen. Ademola Adeleke winner of the Osun State governorship election.
CUPP described the judgement as a victory for democracy and an affirmation of the supremacy of the ballot.
In a statement signed and forwarded by its spokesperson, Imo Ugochinyere, CUPP said Adeleke’s victory is a “huge boost to the opposition and Atiku Abubakar’s quest to reclaim his stolen presidential mandate from Buhari.”
CUPP said it, “received with joy the news of the declaration of Senator Ademola Adeleke as the winner of the Osun State governorship election by the Osun Governorship Election Petition Tribunal few hours ago.”
“CUPP sees the judgement of the tribunal as victory for democracy and affirmation of the supremacy of the sanctity of the ballot.
“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 through the barrel of gun instead of the ballot.
“The rampaging electoral robbery of the Muhammadu Buhari’s All Progressives 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 has sent a huge congratulations to the Osun Governor-elect, His Excellency Senator 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 legitimise a stolen mandate.”