A former factional governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Osun state, Prince Dotun Babayemi, has said he had no regrets challenging the nomination of the governor-elect, Senator Ademola Adeleke, up to the Supreme Court.
Babayemi challenged the nomination of Adeleke by PDP at Federal High Court, Osogbo, Appeal Court, Akure and Supreme Court, but lost.
The PDP chieftain, who was reacting to Thursday’s judgement of the Supreme Court, congratulated Adeleke in a statement issued Friday.
He said efforts made at ensuring that Osun becomes one of the best states as envisioned by the founding fathers, should be the task for indigenes and residents.
He said, “I want to wish the governor-elect, Senator Ademola Adeleke, the PDP and the good people of Osun the very best as a new administration under the PDP prepares to berth in Osun. I pray it will bring about the long awaited turn around to the state and its people.”
“For us, the legal journey was a long walk and worthwhile with no iota of regret. The kernel of our case at the Supreme Court was not reviewed as it was decided on technical grounds; above all, no regrets.”
Babayemi thanked leaders of the party, his supporters, party members and the people of the state for standing solidly behind him throughout the struggle.