The declaration of Comrade Adams Aliyu Oshiomhole as the duly elected Governor of Edo State by the Court of Appeal has shown that the days of election rigging as means of attaining political power in Nigeria are gone for good.
The Appeal Court, by its verdict has also shown that it would not tolerate the desecration and defilement of the laws of Nigeria. By this landmark verdict, it has now become clear to those who have seen the judiciary as a commodity they can purchase with blood money will no longer have a field day.
Now that the wish of the long-suffering people of Edo State has prevailed, we call for increased vigilance by the people of Nigeria for the sustenance of democratic governance.
We must see this victory as the beginning of our genuine quest to make Nigeria truly great to meet its moral obligation to other African countries who are suffering from the yoke of oppression and bad governance.
Since the last general elections, Nigeria has lost its moral voice to the extent that tin-pot tyrants now poke fun at the giant of Africa for massive but shameless rigging and manipulation of the electoral process for and by the powerful ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
We are of the firm belief that soon and very soon, the electoral larceny committed against us in Osun State that has permitted Governor Olagunsoye Oyinlola to remain in office shall be redressed.
The electoral heist led to the death of several people including agents of the Action Congress in virtually all the Local Governments where Oyinlola was credited with voodoo votes to remain in office.
We are undeterred with the manipulations at the now discredited Justice Thomas Naron-led Election Petitions Tribunal where we were unjustly turned down through the exclusion of incontrovertible evidences provided by us.
The Kalejayegate telephone scandal has exposed the corruption at the lower Tribunal and we are hopeful that the men of unassailable integrity who are determined to save Nigeria from the morass of corruption and despondency associated with criminal reversal of the popular wish of the electorate.
We congratulate the people of Edo State and assure them that the AC will give them good governance that will compensate for their determined efforts at the direction of justice and equity.
By Gbenga Fayemiwo
Director of Media to Action Congress (AC) Gubernatorial Candidate for Osun State, Engineer Rauf Aregbesola