APC goes spiritual as S’Court decides Adeleke, Oyetola’s fate

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  Ahead of the July 5th fixed by the Supreme Court to deliver judgement in the September 2018 governorship election in Osun State, the All Progressives Congress (APC) is seeking the face of God for the verdict to go in its favour. Senator Ademola Adeleke of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is challenging the return of Governor Adegboyega Oyetola of the APC at the Supreme Court. Already, the Osun State chapter of the ruling party yesterday organised a special prayer session, seeking a favourable judgement at the nation’s apex court.…

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Appeal Court upholds Adeleke’s academic qualification to contest guber polls

The Court of Appeal, Abuja division yesterday held that Senator Ademola Adeleke of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), possessed the requisite educational qualification to contest Osun State governorship election. The court in a unanimous decision by a threeman panel of Justices, described as “perverse”, the judgment of an Abuja High Court sitting in Bwari, which voided Adeleke’s nomination on the premise that he used forged WAEC Certificate and secured clearance to participate in the Osun gubernatorial election held on 22nd September, 2018. Two Chieftains of the All Progressives Congress (APC),…

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Appeal court reinstates Oyetola as winner of Osun gov poll

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The court of appeal in Abuja has ruled that Gboyega Oyetola of the All Progressives Congress (APC) is the winner of the Osun state governorship election. At its sitting on Thursday, the appellate court nullified the judgement of the election tribunal declaring Ademola Adeleke of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) winner of the election. Adeleke was declared winner by the election tribunal after he went to court to challenge the election victory of Oyetola, as announced by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). The tribunal ruled that the rerun election…

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WAEC exam: PDP kicks as police detain Adeleke

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) yesterday kicked as the police arrested and detained a senator representing Osun Central in the National Assembly, Ademola Adeleke, in what the party said was in total disregard for the extant order of a Federal High Court. The party also alleged a plot to hurriedly arraign Adeleke, who was its governorship candidate in Osun State in 2018, before a magistrate’s court today over an alleged forgery of school testimonial. This, the party said, was with a view to securing a stampeded trial and conviction, and…

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Court disqualifies Adeleke over Certificate Forgery

An Abuja Federal Capital Territory FCT High Court today disqualified the governorship candidate of the People Democratic Party PDP in the September 22nd election in Osun State based on discrepancies and inconsistencies in the examination result he tendered to contest the election and his nomination into governorship election by the PDP to be invalid as he was not qualified for the office of the governor he vied for. In a three hour judgment delivered in Court 13 at FCT High Court Bwari by Justice Otham A. Musa, he held the…

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Osun tribunal sacks Oyetola,declares Adeleke as governor

  …orders INEC to issue Adeleke Certificate of Return   By a split decision of two to one, the Osun State Governorship Election Petitions Tribunal sitting in Abuja, yesterday nullified the election of the Governor of Osun State, Gboyega Oyetola, and ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to immediately withdraw the Certificate of Return earlier issued to him as winner of the September 2018 Governorship Election. The tribunal also declared the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Ademola Adeleke, as the duly elected governor and ordered INEC to…

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Tribunal: Police strengthen security as Oyetola, Adeleke know fate today

The Nigeria Police, Osun State Command yesterday said it had fortified security in the state to prevent any breakdown of law and order ahead of today’s Election Tribunal judgment on Osun 2018 governorship election. Police spokesperson, DSP Folashade Odoro, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that the Commissioner of Police, Mrs. Abiodun Ige, had directed officers to be at alert to forestall any violence that might erupt after the judgment. “The commissioner of Police had fortified security to avoid any breakdown of law and order. “Officers have been placed…

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Isiaka Adeleke at 64: His legacies endure

In death as in life, the legacies of Senator Isiaka Adetunji Adeleke continue to endure and wax stronger by the day. The name Isiaka Adeleke comes before the bearer. The personality, that answered that name came many years ahead of his time. He lived up fully to the billing and ranking, that his stars brought with his birth. The generalisimo of Osun politics that he was, comes round once in a lifetime to his environment of birth. Senator Isiaka Adeleke legacies in various forms are being built up by his…

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Osun guber: Winners and losers

TEMITOPE OGUNBANKE reports on major winners and losers of the Osun State governorship election       The just-concluded Osun State governorship election was a keenly-contested poll in the history of the state. Despite being described as a free, fair and violence-free, the September 22 poll was not decided at first ballot because the vote margin between the two leading candidates – Senator Ademola Adeleke of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and Mr. Gboyega Oyetola of the All Progressives Congress (APC) was less than the number of cancelled votes in…

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Adeleke to supporters: We’ll get our stolen mandate back

Buhari, Ambode, Fayemi, Kalucongratulate gov-elect I’ll run an inclusive govt –Oyetola Result is a charade, says Saraki     The candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Osun S tate, Senator Ademola Adeleke, yesterday warned his political followers against formenting trouble as a result of his being robbed of his mandate in the just concluded governorship election in the state. He therefore appealed to the people of Osun to remain calm and go about their lawful businesses . Adeleke while speaking with newsmen in his country home, Ede, alleged…

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