An Action Congress (AC) chairmanship candidates in the last December 15 2007 local Government election, had expressed optimism about the recent case adjourned to February 2009 by Justice Musa Datiko Mohammed led appeal court sitting in Ibadan Oyo State.
This was stated by the AC chairmanship candidate in Ede South Local Government Council Area, Alhaja Sherifat Adekanmi at the just concluded workshop organized by the institute for development and Democratic Studies in Ede.
It will be recalled that the AC had earlier boycotted the election organized by Retired Justice Adedotun Sijuwade-led Osun State Independent Electoral Commission (OSIEC) and challenged the commission in the State High Court over an allegation of not following the constitution in organizing the last local Government election.
While speaking with OSUN DEFENDER, Alhaja Adekanmi stated that the party had been trying all its best to speed up the hearing of the case at the appellate court, but only for the court to come up with a long adjournment.
She stated that the masses should follow the proceedings with keen interest, saying the judiciary is about to either make history or drag itself in the mud.
She added that the AC chairmanship candidates had appealed the ruling of the State High Court on the case as it was reportedly determined overnight in favour of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Alhaja Adekanmi lamented that the suffering of the people at the grassroots who are to enjoy the dividends of democracy but are now experiencing economic hardship.
She said “If our leaders are now going on foreign trips and the masses are complaining of hunger, it means we have a bunch of individuals with misplaced priorities at the helm of affairs.
While speaking on the role of women in politics, the chairmanship candidate condemned the Nigerian society for not giving women their rightful place in politics.
She added that the role of women in grassroot development should not be under-emphasized as women are home builders and with that they will be able to manage the society at large.
She therefore stated that women should be allowed to participate the more in politics, so that the Nigerian political system can experience an imminent change.