…..Insists Babayemi no longer PDP member
The Supreme Court has dismissed the case of Prince Dotun Babayemi calling for his declaration as the authentic governorship candidate of Osun Peoples Democratic Party,PDP.
Blaze Newz reported that Babayemi wanted the apex court to declare the state governor-elect, Senator Ademola Adeleke who won the July 16 election, as wrong candidate of the party.
But the Supreme Court today dismissed his litigation and affirmed Senator Adeleke the authentic candidate of the party.
Reacting to this the Osun state chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) praised the judiciary for living up to its expectation as the house of justice even as the party emphatically reaffirmed that Prince Dotun Babayemi stand expelled from the PDP.
In a victory statement signed by its State Caretaker Chairman, Dr Adekunle Akindele, the party recalled its earlier statement that the Nigerian judiciary is a newly remodelled one which is addicted to due process in compliance with the law and its precedents, urging party supporters to remain calm.
The party Chairman who described today as another landmark for Osun people commended the lord justices of the Supreme Court repeated that the court is no longer a ground for frivolity and diversionary cases, hailing the apex court for reinforcing the integrity of the court.
While congratulating the Governor-elect, Senator Nurudeen Jackson Ademola Adeleke, the party noted without equivocation that Prince Babayemi had since ceased to be a member of the PDP and warned against any accommodation of the expelled politician in PDP matters.
“As we are rejoicing , we must note very strongly that a mole among us who was an active agent of the APC had since lost his membership of PDP. No organ or affiliates of the party should accommodate him or his agenda again within this party.
“Any member of the party who continues to romance the expelled member risks being charged with anti-party activities and may face appropriate sanction. We must get rid of fifth columnists by descending heavily on them. We must uproot them and cut down their branches”, the party Chairman stated.
“We once again congratulate loyal party members and the good people of Osun state that light they voted for has again prevailed. We should all be rest assured that similar victory await us at the Tribunal”, the statement concluded.