•Says ‘Oyinlola’s Days Are Numbered’
Osun State chapter of Action Congress (AC) has berated the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state for fooling the people of the state over the position of the Appeal Court sitting in Ibadan, Oyo State capital on the consolidation of an interlocutory appeal on forensic report last week.
The party described as ‘arrant nonsense’ and unethical the comment attributed to the embattled Governor Olagunsoye Oyinlola that the appellate court did not accept the party interlocutory appeal.
In a statement signed by the party’s Director of Research and Strategy, Mr Sunday Akere, it described the statement as an antic of an administration that has pushed itself into perpetual extinction.
The AC emphasized that its position and that of its gubernatorial candidate, Engineer Rauf Aregbesola at the court was that the Justice Thomas Naron-led Tribunal deliberately shut out evidence by disallowing them from tendering and analyzing the reports of both the forensic and physical Inspection it (tribunal) ordered, which was witnessed and authenticated by the AC, PDP and INEC’s lawyers.
The party added: “The rejection of these vital evidences, including the police report, forms the fulcrum of our case and we realize all along that a panel that has made up its mind to shut out vital evidences, is not ready to do justice.
“This position was confirmed by the Naron Tribunal that refused to touch or comment on any of these issues in its 120-page perverted judgment.
“All the interlocutory appeals filed by our lawyers were consolidated with the main appeal at the last sitting and accepted by the eminent judges of the court.”
The AC further disclosed that the action of the Oyinlola-led administration confirmed how disturbed and perverted the embattled governor looks by enlisting the service of what the party described as hack-writers and inactive lawyers to interpret the decisions of the judges.
According to the statement, the governor and his PDP cohorts did not hesitate to celebrate their ‘fake’ victory when the appellate court refused to admit the call logs the party tried to submit to them
It also stated that the PDP-led government in the state resolved to the antics of feeding the public with propaganda, knowing fully well that its end was near the corner.
“This last strategy of the party will fail like all other ones before it and truth will soon prevail, when the choice of Osun people is confirmed by the Court of Appeal,” said the release.
The AC emphasized that its appeal for acceptance of Adrian Forty’s report, Tunde Yadeka’s physical inspection report and the certified true copy of police report on Osun gubernatorial election were all accepted for consideration in the final ruling of the court.
It further added “A court does not make use of a document it did not accept for its final adjudication as Osun PDP admitted in its release.”
By shina abubakar