Appeal court reinstates Oyetola as winner of Osun gov poll

Gboyega Oyetola

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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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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Court warns parties in Adeleke eligibility suit to “behave, be calm

Justice Maurine Onyetenu of a Federal High Court in Osogbo, on Tuesday, warned all parties in a suit on the eligibility of Sen. Ademola Adeleke in the Sept. 22 gubernatorial election to “behave and be calm”. Onyetenu, gave the warning after Mr Femi Ayadokun, counsel to Mr Akin Ogunbiyi, informed the court that the second p[alntiff, Mr Thomas Ojetade was abducted and made to sign some documents on Nov. 17, which had to do with withdrawal of the suit before the court, against his wish. The trial judge warned: “the…

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Osun PDP governorship candidate, Ademola Adeleke, arraigned for exam malpractices, granted bail

Senator Ademola Adeleke

The Peoples Democratic Party’s governorship candidate in the September 22, 2018 election in Osun State, Senator Ademola Adeleke, and four others, have been arraigned for impersonation. Mr Adeleke was arraigned on Wednesday at a Federal High Court in Abuja on a four-count charge for alleged examination malpractice alongside Sikiru Adeleke; the principal of Ojo-Aro Community Grammar School, Alhaji Aregbesola Muftau; the registrar of the school, Gbadamosi Ojo; and a teacher in the school, Dare Samuel Olutope. He was arraigned by the police for presenting himself as a student of Ojo-aron…

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ISSUES: Now I understand Awolowo a bit more

I consider it among one of my finest attributes, my ability to admire or adore people without necessarily worshipping them and my ability to be able to see the flaws of those same individuals clearly and growing as a Yoruba man, Awolowo was a man I adored – my paternal grandmother fully insisted when he was buried that she had seen him in the stars or the moon, as did many others who admired the sage. Reading about Awolowo politically though, I’ve found many flaws and the one that comes…

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APC’s Gboyega Oyetola wins Osun governorship election

Gboyega Oyetola

All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate, Gboyega Oyetola has been declared winner of the Osun State governorship election. He defeated his major opponent, Senator Ademola Adeleke of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) with 482 votes. Oyetola scored 255,505 votes while Adeleke had 255,023 votes. According to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) State Returning Officer, Prof. Joseph Fuwape, the APC candidate, Oyetola emerge winner having polled the highest number of votes in the Saturday September 22 governorship election, which was concluded with supplementary elections on Thursday. The Social Democratic Party…

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Osun guber: PDP court threat, a distraction – APC

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has described the threat by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to challenge in court, the decision of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to declare Osun governorship election inconclusive as a distraction. ‎The party said PDP’s threat would not fly, because, according to the APC, the Supreme Court has already decided on the issue of whether or not INEC has the powers to declare an election inconclusive‎. In a statement by Chairman, APC Campaign Council Media Committee, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, the ruling party said the…

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Osun rerun: INEC describes CUPP allegation as baseless

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has described as irresponsible and baseless, the allegation that uncollected Permanent Voter Cards were being released ahead of the Osun State Governorship rerun election. Mr. Rotimi Oyekanmi, Chief Press Secretary to INEC Chairman dismissed the allegation in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Monday in Abuja. Oyekanmi asked the Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP), which made the allegation, to provide the proof. “It is highly irresponsible of the CUPP to make a wild, unsubstantiated allegation such as this at…

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Osun: APC Campaign Council slams PDP for grandstanding, hails poll’s conduct

The APC Campaign Council for the 2018 Osun governorship election has described as excessive grandstanding the call by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to declare its candidate in the polls, Senator Ademola Adeleke as the winner of the poll. In a statement issued in Lagos on Monday, the Chairman of the Council’s Media Committee, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, decried the PDP’s descent into hysteria after INEC announced that the election was inconclusive, saying this reinforced the Council’s earlier statement that the opposition party was…

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LIVE result from Osun governorship election

The collation of results is taking place at the Independent National Electoral Commission Secretariat in Osogbo, the Osun State capital. There are 30 local government areas in Osun state. BOLUWADURO LGA: ADC – 69 ADP – 858 APC – 3,843 PDP – 3,779 SDP – 1,766 ATAKUMOSA WEST LGA: ADC – 106 ADP – 718 APC – 5,019 PDP – 5,401 SDP – 1,570 IFEDAYO LGA: ADC – 52 ADP – 176 APC – 3,182 PDP – 3,374 SDP – 1,377 Ede South LGA: ADC: 83 ADP: 357 APC: 4,512…

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