Hon. Jimoh Agboola
The Kwara State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has congratulated its member, Hon. Jimoh Abdulraheem Agboola on his victory at the Appeal Court against Hassan Azeez Oluwanilo of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
The Court of Appeal sitting in Ilorin on Tuesday nullified the election of Oluwanilo as the member representing Ilorin South at the Kwara State House of Assembly and declared Hon. Agboola of the PDP as winner of the election. It also ordered INEC to issue a fresh certificate of return to the PDP candidate.
In a statement issued in Ilorin, the Kwara PDP Chairman, Hon. Kola Shittu described the court’s ruling as a victory for democracy and the rule of law, describing the APC as a party that promotes manipulations and all sort of illegalities.
Shittu commended Agboola for his resilience and determination to pursue justice to a logical end, and also hailed the Appeal Court justices for setting aside interests of manipulative forces and ensuring that justice was duly served.
The Kwara PDP Chairman commended the new lawmaker for his belief in the party’s leadership despite the prevailing circumstances. He also congratulated PDP members and supporters in Ilorin South on the Appeal Court verdict and urged them to continue to work for the success of the party.
Shittu assured the good people of Ilorin South constituency of quality and impactful representation at the State Assembly under Hon. Agboola.
He also called on members and supporters of the PDP across the State to keep supporting leadership of the party and resist all forces of division within the party.
The PDP Chairman expressed optimism that the party would stage a comeback noting that the head of the present administration in the State has so far shown that he is inexperienced and largely incompetent, judging by the current slow pace of governance in the State.