Mr Segun Abraham, the first runner up in the last year All Progressives Congress, APC, primary election in Ondo State that produced Mr. Rotimi Akeredolu, SAN, has expressed assurance that he would still get his mandate back after the court process.
Abraham had challenged the result of the election at the election appeal committee but lost.
He later proceeded to the High Court in Abuja where he expressed optimism of getting favourable judgment.
Speaking during a meeting with his group, Abraham Support Group in Akure, the state capital on Saturday, the APC Chieftain also denied the report that he had joined the Alliance for Democracy, AD, describing the report as baseless
Represented by the Director-General of the group, Mr. Kunle Eko Davies, he said: "Remember that the party before the primary set up a three man committee and the committee gave its verdict after the primary. The case would be concluded soon and we will retrieve our mandate.
"We are happy because our part won that election but we believe that the person who won on behalf of the party was not the candidate of our party and we will continue to pursue the case until our mandate is retrieved."
"Mr Rotimi Akeredolu's lawyers were making efforts to delay justice on the matter, but they will soon be frustrated."
He noted that he and members of his group worked very hard for the success of the APC during the last governorship election. He said he had no reason to work for the AD during the election.
"We worked for APC because that is our party. We are members of the big family of APC . People knows what are fighting for .We are saying this because of the rumours making the rounds that we are no longer in APC and that we worked for AD during the last governorship election.
"We did not support AD . We are not member of any mega party . we belong to the APC," he said.
Akeredolu would be sworn in on February 24th, 2017.