The candidate of the All Progressive Congress (APC) for the Yewa South /Ipokia Federal Constituency in Ogun State for the 2023 National Assembly elections, Hon Abiodun Isiaq Akinlade has described the decision of the Court of Appeal sitting in Ibadan to upheld his candidacy as the party’s flagbearer as victory for the APC.
The Court of Appeal had last week held that Akinlade is the right candidate of the party thereby setting aside the judgement of the lower court.
Delivering judgment in the appeal marked CA/IB/429/2022 APC v. CHIEF MICHEAL ADEBAYO ADELEKE & 2 ORS, the Panel comprising Justices Adumein, Nimpar, and Ojo resolved all the issues in the appeal in favour of APC and Hon Akinlade.
Speaking after the judgement, the newly reinstated candidate dedicated his victory to the APC and expressed gratitude to the party and his supporters while declaring that his victory is for all.
Akinlade said: ” With enormous gratitude in my heart, I extend my profound appreciation to my Leader, His Excellency, Prince Dapo Abiodun MFR, the Executive Governor of Ogun State for his sincere love and proactive gestures during my trying period. You are indeed a compassionate Leader and brother.
“Let me also in a special way acknowledge the unflinching support I received from the Deputy Governor, Engr Noimot Salako. You are indeed a shoulder to lean on.
“The unwavering support and solidarity extended to me by the APC at the National and State Executives is well acknowledged and appreciated. You stood by me in all ramifications. Thank you exceedingly.
“The leaders, elders and members of our great party, APC, deserve to be acknowledged for their sterling roles, prayers and commitments to this victory attained. I appreciate you all.”
While dedicating his victory to the party Akinlade said victory is assured for all candidates of the APC in the polls and urged all to campaign for Ogun State governor, Dapo Abiodun.
“Our victory at the Court of Appeal is dedicated to my great party likewise it is also an attestation that outstanding victory is assured for all the candidates of the APC in the 2023 general elections at all levels.
“I sincerely appeal that we should all go out to campaign for Prince Dr. Dapo Abiodun and all the candidates of our great party in the forthcoming general elections.
“I remain humble and committed to the yearnings, uplift, progress and prosperity of my constituents in Yewa South/Ipokia Federal Constituency,” he said.