Stop further legal action against Adeleke, Osun PDP tells aggrieved member
I am out for justice, says Dotun Babayemi
The Osun State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), yesterday, warned former governorship aspirant of the party, Dotun Babayemi, to stop further legal action against the emergence of Senator Ademola Adeleke as the party’s candidate if truly he is a genuine member of the party.
The party said there was an apparent attempt by the aspirant to become a tool of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to truncate the overwhelming victory of PDP at the just-concluded governorship polls, saying that such treachery is an exercise in futility.
In a statement by its Caretaker Chairman, Dr. Akindele Adekunle, the party described as worrisome Babayemi’s refusal to listen to calls by elders of his group to discontinue legal challenge on Osun PDP primary, reminding him that he is increasingly emerging as an instrument of a defeated governor, who is struggling to come to terms with his crushing defeat at the polls.
The party noted that the last ruling of the Court of Appeal, which struck out Babayemi’s case, should put paid to further litigation on the primary, warning that any decision to pursue the issue further will smack of open anti-party activity and a direct disrespect for the people of Osun State who voted massively for Adeleke.
MEANWHILE, Babayemi, has said his decision to approach the Supreme Court over the litigation against the emergence of Adeleke as the candidate of the party was not to truncate the victory of the PDP at the recently-concluded governorship election in the state, but to ensure it translates to good governance.
Babayemi’s campaign organisation, in a statement, yesterday, insisted that Babayemi was out for justice with a view to claiming his mandate.
The campaign organisation said that having explored all internal mechanisms of the party to no avail, the option left for it is to seek justice through the judiciary.