The People’s Democratic Party, PDP has appealed against the purported re-instatement of Prince Olagunsoye Oyinlola as the party’s National Secretary.
The Court of Appeal, Abuja Judicial Division had on Thursday, November 7 nullified the Federal High Court ruling which removed Oyinlola as the National Secretary of the PDP.
However, counsel to the PDP, Mr Ajibola Oluyede, told Channels Television Judiciary Correspondent, Shola Soyele, that the Appeal Court’s judgment was based on errors of law and misdirection of facts.
“The party has already filed 3 grounds of appeal before the Supreme Court in reaction to the Appeal Court ruling,” he said.
Mr Oluyede also explained that contrary to the impression created in the media, “the Appeal Court ruling does not imply a reinstatement of Prince Oyinlola.”
In an earlier interview with Channels Television, Oyinlola said: “It is the right of the PDP to go to the upper court, but I don’t think that will change the fact of the case. We will all go there to present our cases before the Supreme Court and I have no doubt in my mind that justice will equally be served at the Supreme Court.”
Former Governor of Osun State, Prince Olagunsoye Oyinlola has reacted to the judgment given by the Court Of Appeal sitting in Abuja that invalidated his sack as the National Secretary of the ruling People’s Democratic Party (PDP).
Speaking to Channels Television correspondent in Osun State, Prince Oyinlola described the ruling as a demonstration of fairness, justice and equity.
“If you look at the genesis of the whole thing, the INEC that witnessed the convention of last year declared that 4 of the members of the National Working Committee had their elections duly conducted and that has to do with the Chairman, The Secretary, Financial Secretary and the Treasurer.”
“So if the umpire has so declared, I don’t see how anybody else would say things have not been done appropriately.”
Speaking further, he also restated his confidence at getting a favourable judgment should the PDP decide to take the case up to the Supreme Court.
He said, “It is the right of the PDP to go to the upper court but I don’t think that will change the fact of the case, we will all go there to present our cases before the Supreme Court and I have no doubt in my mind that justice will equally be served at the Supreme Court.”
He commended the reforms in the Nigerian judiciary, saying that the judgment shows that all is not lost.