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APC Begs Appeal Court Not To Confirm Senator Adeleke's Victory As Osun Governor

Sacked Osun State Governor Adegboyega Oyetola, his party, the APC and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) have asked the Court of Appeal in Abuja not to confirm the Tribunal victory of Senator Ademola Adeleke in the governorship election held on September 22 and 27, 2018.

Their request was contained in three separate appeals they filed against the majority judgment
given by the Osun State Governorship Election Tribunal on March 22, 2019. The tribunal had, in the majority judgment, given by two of its three members upheld the petition by the PDP and its candidate in the election, Senator Adeleke and voided Oyetola and APC’s victory.

In their appeals, argued yesterday, Oyetola, the APC and INEC prayed the five-man panel of the Court of Appeal, led by Justice Jummai Sankey, to set aside the majority decision of the tribunal, uphold their appeals and dismiss the October 16, 2018 petition by Adeleke and the PDP.

They urged the court to dismiss the cross-appeal by Adeleke, on…

Leadership Tussle ahead of the 9th NASS : APC Lawmakers-ELect Battle of the Titans

Let us X-ray the efforts being made by some senators-elect of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to ensure the party produce both the Senate president and the deputy in the incoming 9th Assembly. A serious drama is now unfolding in the various camps of the Senators-elect seeking to outsmart each other and takeover the leadership of the Red Chamber in June when the 9th National Assembly will be inaugurated. Presently, some members of the opposition PDP, who are also Senators-elect are advising their colleagues to resist the temptation of vying for the office of the Deputy Senate President. LEADERSHIP Friday gathered that some camps in the PDP are also of the opinion that in the event that three APC Senators insist in vying for the office of the Senate President, the opposition party will mobilise and present one candidate to get PDP block votes. Having taken over some states from the ruling APC in the recently concluded 2019 elections, it was gathered that PDP still feels it can’t do…