Former Vice President , Atiku Abubakar , on Friday , says the love , acceptance and endorsement that the people of Osun bestowed on both Sen . Adeleke and the Peoples Democratic Party cannot be overlooked .
Abubakar stated this in a statement he personally signed in Abuja, while reacting to the Supreme Court judgment which validated the election of Governor Isiaka Oyetola of Osun state .
The former Vice President said that he joined people of goodwill all over Nigeria to say that they stood with Adeleke , and the people of Osun 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 Adeleke and the PDP is not over and cannot be overlooked .
“ Those who think this is the end of the road for 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 Adeleke and his party in the hearts and minds of his people .
“ They 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 . it is only delayed , ” he said .
Abubakar , who was the PDP Presidential Candidate in the February presidential election , said that he extended his hands of brotherhood to Adeleke in all his future endeavours .
He also assured the people of Osun that the PDP remembers their love and acceptance , promising that he would never forget to stand by them no matter the situation .
“ Finally , I urge 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 , ” he said .