Wednesday, November 13, 2013

I Remain PDP Secretary, Says Oyinlola

Olagunsoye Oyinlola has declared that he remains the national
secretary of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Mr. Oyinlola, who was a former governor of Osun State, made the
assertion while speaking with reporters in Abuja today. He also
accused the PDP of seeking to ridicule the judiciary by refusing to
obey a ruling of the Court of Appeal reinstating him to his post as
"I am happy to stress that by the combined effects of the judgment of
the Court of Appeal and the provisions of the constitution of our
party (particularly section 57), I, Prince Olagunsoye Oyinlola remain
the National Secretary of the PDP – except and until the Supreme Court
says otherwise," said Mr. Oyinlola. He added that "any other
contraption from Tukur's [National Working Committee] is illegal, null
and void."
He continued: "Simply put, disobedience of the ruling of a properly
constituted law court leaves a sour taste in the mouth. Gentlemen of
the press, no condition is permanent. That is why we all must fear the
Creator in our dealings with fellow human beings. And like I have
always maintained, the path of truth may be long, arrival at its
destination is, however, definite."
Mr. Oyinlola appealed to the leadership of the party to stop
ridiculing the judiciary. In his words, "I, however, advise that in
executing whatever plan they may have against Oyinlola, they should
spare the judiciary of the ridicule such as the ambush of last Monday,
which they clearly designed to short-shrift the decision of the Court
of Appeal. I am a law-abiding citizen and will always submit to the
law. That was why I appealed Justice Kafarati's verdict. I urge my
traducers to also endeavor to have faith in the law and in the
judiciary. If they are not satisfied with what the Court of Appeal
said on Oyinlola, they have the Supreme Court to approach."

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