Atiku Abubakar

The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in last general elections, Atiku Abubakar, has reacted to the Supreme Court judgement on the Osun State Election noting that, ‘hope is not dead.’

Atiku in a series of Tweet on his verified Twitter handle @Atiku said the apex court ruling is not the end of the road for Senator Ademola Adeleke or the PDP.

He noted that although the legal case is over, the love and acceptance of the PDP and its candidate is not over.

“I join with people of goodwill all over Nigeria to say to Senator Ademola Adeleke, and the people of the great state of Osun, that we stand with them in good times and in difficult days.

“The Supreme Court has ruled and because of its judicial finality, the legal case is over.

“However, the love, acceptance and endorsement that the people of Osun bestowed on both Senator Adeleke and the Peoples Democratic Party is not over and cannot be overlooked.

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“Those who think this is the end of the road for Senator Adeleke and the PDP in Osun, are greatly mistaken. This is not the end. Not even the beginning of the end. No. Today marks the continued ascendancy of Senator Adeleke and his party in the hearts and minds of his people.

“The great people of Osun had expected that the progress and development that the Adeleke family had consistently brought to Osun will be translated to their governance. That hope is not dead. Only delayed.”

Atiku also assured the people of Osun State that the PDP remembers their love and acceptance and will never forget to stand by them no matter the situation.

He also urged the nation’s judiciary to take a pulse of the nation and reflect it.

“In their hands, God has placed a great responsibility. The duty to ensure that justice is done, irrespective of the pressure to do otherwise, by the powers that be,” Atiku added.

The Supreme Court had earlier on Friday affirmed Oyetola’s victory at the Osun Election held in September 2018.

The court also dismissed the appeal filed by the PDP and its governorship candidate, Adeleke challenging the election of Governor Adegboyega Oyetola of the APC.