The Majority Leader of the House of Representatives, Alhassan Ado-Doguwa, has faulted the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila and President Muhammadu Buhari for congratulating the Osun State governor-elect, Ademola Adeleke.
The Peoples Democratic Party governorship candidate had defeated the incumbent Governor and candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Gboyega Oyetola.
Ado-Doguwa, in his reaction, said President Buhari and Gbajabiamila are on their own as they did not congratulate the opposition party on behalf of APC.
The lawmaker noted that the ruling party will challenge the eligibility of Adeleke to contest in the 16th July governorship election.
Ado-Doguwa, while speaking on the outcome of the election, said, “My attention has drawn to a video going viral with my voice saying no to the PDP’s victory in the last Osun State gubernatorial election. Although it could be seen as our usual jokes on the floor I am constrained to say yes, I meant what I said. After all, I am entitled to my opinion. Details of my personal reasons will follow and I want them covered.
“Yes, I can not in any way congratulate the opposition for winning my (APC) state in an election that was marred by irregularities, reneging from votes buying, forced voting, election violence and most importantly, we are going to court to challenge even the illegibility of the two candidates.
“I cannot be hypocritical. If the Speaker or Mr President feels they want to felicitate with PDP, fine they can go ahead but that was not in the name of our party. I repeat: they are on their own. I stand bold to say that I cannot congratulate the PDP on a fraudulent election Victory.
“Just like the Speaker and the President have the right to congratulate them, I also have my democratic right not to congratulate them.”