The National Working Committee of the PDP has rejected the inclusion of Justice J.O.K. Oyewole as a member of the state’s Governorship Election Appeal Panel.
Recall the election tribunal had declared the Governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Senator Ademola Adeleke as the winner of the Osun State election.
PDP also stated that Oyewole is a subordinate of the National leader of APC, Bola Tinubu, therefore, an interested party.
The party in a statement through its spokesperson, Kola Ologbondiyan, on Tuesday, stated that PDP has written to the President of the Court of Appeal to reject the inclusion of Oyewole as a panel member.
“Our legal team has written to the President of the Court of Appeal, Justice Zainab Adamu Bulkachuwa wherein the party objected to his inclusion as member of the panel.”
“The panel member (Oyewole) is already bias against the PDP and, governorship candidate, Ademola Adeleke.”
“Oyewole is an indigene of Osun state and had served as High Court Judge in Lagos State under Tinubu’s administration as governor.”
“Tinubu is Oyewole’s political godfather and would always be predisposed to serve his interest.”
“When the seat of the Chief Judge of Osun State became vacant, some years back, upon the retirement of Hon. Justice G.O.Ojo, senator Ahmed Bola Tinubu insisted on his anointed candidate, Hon. J.O.K. Oyewole on the judiciary of Osun State at all cost.”
“The PDP, therefore, has passed a no-confidence vote on Oyewole as member of the Appeal Panel,” the statement reads in part.