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Gov’ship Primary: Osun APC Faction Alleges Plan To Pervert Justice On Appeal

Gov’ship Primary: Osun APC Faction Alleges Plan To Pervert Justice On Appeal
  • PublishedMarch 4, 2022


Ismaeel Uthman

THE Hon Rasaq Salinsile led faction of the All Progressives Congress, (APC) in the State of Osun, has alleged plan to pervert cause of justice on the petition against the governorship primary election of the party held on February 19, 2022 in the state. 

One of the governorship aspirants in the party, Alhaji Moshood Adeoti, had petitioned the national secretariat of the party, alleging irregularities in the primary. 

According to the APC faction, the National Secretariat was yet to constitute the Appeal Committee to entertain Adeoti’s petition.

However, the faction said it was surprised when it read on some online platforms that Adeoti’s petition had been dismissed by the appeal committee. 

A press statement signed by the Publicity Secretary of the APC faction, Com. Abiodun Agboola reads in part: “We read with trepidation for the integrity of the APC on Monday, a news item to the extent that the appeal against the manipulated Osun APC governorship primary election has been dismissed.

“The story seems an authentication of an earlier story published in few online media which had earlier broken it. And we had on Sunday issued a rebuttal to the extent that the Appeal Committee was yet to be set up, not to talk of sitting and deciding on the petition against the election.

“However, we are not surprised on this development as it constitutes another of regular occurrence of manipulation, abuse of office and suppression of truth by Governor Gboyega Oyetola as a member of the National Caretaker and Extra Ordinary Convention Planning Committee of the All Progressives Congress.

For this appeal matter, we put on record that Alhaji Adeoti’s lawyers were at the National Secretariat to inquire about the development on the matter from Wednesday till Friday, last week and the affirmative answer they got was that the Appeal committee was not set up yet.

“It thus became a surprise to read on thenationonline.net stating authoritatively that the petition was dismissed by a named committee and the reasons why it was dismissed.

“We believe that those named as committee with this inglorious act will deny it for the sake of their integrity and their essential beings, otherwise we pray karma to deal with all workers of iniquity.

“So, it becomes obvious that it is Governor Oyetola’s spin doctors that were directing the movie in which lawyers were told that no committee was set up while an unsigned story emerged all of a sudden to make claims to the contrary.

“In a firm request, we wish to be furnished with details of when the committee was constituted, its time of working and when it rounded up its sittings

“In an equitable dispensation of justice, it would have been that the committee, if it sat at all, asked Alhaji Moshood Adeoti to supply them with those particulars rather than throwing away the baby with birth water.

“It is fundamental to note that impunity can only go for a little time, when its expiration comes; it will fall like pack of cards.”

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