By; BAYO AKAMO, Ibadan
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Oyo State on Wednesday declared that Governor Seyi Makinde’s victory at the Supreme Court reaffirmed his general acceptance and that of PDP.
Oyo PDP in a congratulatory message to Governor Makinde on the Supreme court judgment, uphelding his electoral victory on Wednesday issued by its Publicity Secretary, Engr. Akeem Olatunji, stated that the report of celebrations across the state at the breaking of the news of the verdict was a testimony that, indeed, justice was upheld in the ruling.
Commending the people of Oyo State for their resolve to protect their “mandate from the shenanigans of the All Progressives Congress (APC),” PDP stressed that the massive solidarity and support from the people for Governor Makinde made the mandate untouchable.
“The PDP in Oyo State salutes the steadfastness and unalloyed support exhibited by the party members and most especially the good people of Oyo State while the unnecessary litigation was going on”, it added.
Oyo PDP added, “the support and solidarity from the people were massive and they made the mandate given to Governor Makinde untouchable. This, we commend and view as a positive step in our democratic experience, as it became evident that, indeed, the voice of the people would always prevail over the forces of darkness whenever the people stand for what is right.”
“Even though the major intentions of APC and its candidate were to distract Governor Seyi Makinde in his avowed commitment to deliver dividends of democracy to the nook and crannies of Oyo State, the Governor has summoned courage and has continued to deliver on his electoral promises to the surprise of the opposition.”
Oyo PDP then assured the people of the State “that the Governor, as he continued to restate at every given opportunity, will not relent in his determination to develop the State and bring about unprecedented development.
“The judgment of the Supreme Court has come at the right time and it can only be an encouragement for the PDP government in Oyo State to consolidate the path of progress and development which Governor Makinde’s administration has designed in its determination to transform Oyo State to an economic hub of Nigeria.”