The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar; the National Chairman of the party, Prince Uche Secondus; Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu; Oyo State Governor-lect, Seyi Makinde, have congratulated Sen. Ademola Adeleke for his victory at the tribunal.
Secondus, who spoke with one of our correspondents on the telephone, said, “This victory is a confirmation that even if weeping endures till evening, joy will follow in the morning. We all saw what happened in Osun State.”
Atiku, who applauded the judiciary as truly, the defender of Nigeria’s democracy, noted that the restoration of the alleged stolen mandate of Adeleke showed that indeed the judiciary is the last refuge of the common man.
Ekweremadu, according to a statement by his media aide, Uche Anichukwu, noted that the constitutional amendments to ensure that unlawful mandates were not enjoyed for long were paying off.
Makinde said that the Nigerian judiciary might end up being the beacon of democracy in Nigeria in the foreseeable future.
A former Ekiti State Deputy Governor and the PDP governorship candidate in the July 14 governorship election, Professor Kolapo Olusola, lauded the tribunal, saying the judgment was a signal to Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State of what to come very soon.