Atiku Abubakar (l) and Festus Keyamo.
Former Director, Strategic Communications of President Buhari 2019 Presidential Campaign, Mr. Festus Keyamo (SAN), has come hard on former Vice President Atiku Abubarkar over the latter’s stand on Supreme Court’s ruling on the disputed Osun guber polls results of 2018.

The apex court had upheld the Appeal Court’s verdict which declared Gboyega Oyetola as the duly elected governor, thereby putting paid to the hopes of Senator Ademola Adeleke of the PDP, a contender.

In a series of tweets on his official twitter handle, the former Vice President had said among others, that though the Supreme Court has given its final verdict thereby foreclosing the case as a result of its judicial finality, the love, acceptance and endorsement that the people of Osun bestowed on both Senator Adeleke and his party, the PDP was not over and could not be overlooked.

“I join with people of goodwill all over Nigeria to say to Senator Ademola Adeleke, and the people of the great state of Osun, that we stand with them in good times and in difficult days. The Supreme Court has ruled and because of its judicial finality, the legal case is over.

“However, the love, acceptance and endorsement that the people of Osun bestowed on both Senator Adeleke and the @OfficialPDPNig is not over and cannot be overlooked.

“Those who think this is the end of the road for Senator Adeleke and the PDP in Osun, are greatly mistaken. This is not the end. Not even the beginning of the end. No. Today marks the continued ascendancy of Senator Adeleke and his party in the hearts and minds of his people.

“The great people of Osun had expected that the progress and development that the Adeleke family had consistently brought to Osun will be translated to their governance. That hope is not dead. Only delayed.

“I extend my right hand of brotherhood to Senator Adeleke in all his future endeavours and I assure the good people of the state of Osun that the “People’s Democratic Party remembers their love and acceptance and will never forget to stand by them no matter the situation.

“Finally, I urge the nation’s judiciary to take a pulse of the nation and reflect it. In their hands, God has placed a great responsibility. The duty to ensure that justice is done, irrespective of the pressure to do otherwise, by the powers that be.”

However, in a swift reaction, Mr. Keyamo had told Atiku that his comments were beneath his (Atiku’s) personality. He wondered why Atiku would attempt to blackmail the Supreme Court, adding that the apex court would always do justice ‘even if the heavens fall’.

Hear him: “Your Excl., with great respect, this comment is beneath you. The S/Court administers justice based on law & not on the ‘pulse of the nation’. This is a veiled attempt to blackmail the S/Court. The Supreme Court will always do justice ‘even if the heavens fall’. Remember Zamfara?”

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