Osun: Adeleke Knows Fate July 5

By Uche Mbah After sitting to hear the appeal on the Osun state governorship elections, the Supreme court today fixed July 5 for judgement on the appeal. Senator Ademola Adeleke had challenged the victory of Gbenga  Oyetola at the polls. On March 22, the Governorship Election Petitions Tribunal in Abuja declared Ademola Adeleke the winner of the elections, but Oyetola appealed the judgement. On May 9, the Court of Appeal in Abuja nullified the tribunal’s ruling. Adeleke appealed to the supreme court. A seven man panel presided over by Justice…

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Adeleke’s Hope Dashed, As Appeal Court Upholds Oyetola Victory

By Akinwale Kasali The hope of People’s Democratic Party, PDP, governorship candidate In the last Osun State Governorship Election, Senator Ademola Adeleke, had been dealt a big blow following the Appeal Court ruling. The Court of Appeal sitting in Abuja has set aside the judgement of the Osun State Governorship tribunal which nullified the election of Governor Gboyega Oyerola In her lead Judgement, Justice Hannatu Sankey set aside the entire proceedings of the tribunal because of the faulty composition of the tribunal The judgment is upheld by four Justices of…

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Osun Guber: Adeleke Jets Out As Oyetola Wins Appeal

The PDP governorship candidate in Osun state, Ademola Adeleke probably had premonition that the judgment of Court of Appeal will not favour him, this must have informed his decision to travel out of the country yesterday. The senator who’s under trial over issue relating to his WAEC certificate was only allowed to leave the country after he has been cleared by the court to do so. But barely few hours after he left the country, a five man panel of the court has ruled that Governor Gboyega Oyetola of the…

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Osun: Adeleke To File Appeal Amid Tensions After Court Nullified His Nomination

By Uche Mbah The Dance of victory has suddenly been frozen by the People’s Democratic Party candidate for the Osun governorship election, Ademola Adeleke, as an Abuja High Court nullifies his nomination as the governorship candidate of his party, asserting that he did not satisfy the condition which stipulates that he must have school certificate or it’s equivalent. Adeleke has been having a contentious battle on whether he sat for the West African School certificate exam or not. Only recently, an Abuja High Court has declared him winner of the…

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Osun: Oyetola Heads To Appeal Court, APC Mulls Impeachment If They Lose Again

By Uche Mbah The Osun state chapter of the All Progressives Congress, APC, has described the Peoples Democratic party, PDP victory at the Tribunal as “temporary”, insisting that the victory cannot stand legal scrutiny. They have headed to the Appeal Court to overturn the verdict. The governor, Gboyega Adetola, had earlier sued for calm, saying the verdict will be challenged at the Appeal Court. A three man panel of the Election Tribunal sitting in Abuja had ruled that the PDP candidate, Ademola Adeleke, won the governorship election. The panel had…

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Excuse Me Dance: How Adeleke is Waltzing Himself Unannounced Into Osun Government House

By Uche Mbah It was like a Thunderbolt. Nobody, even among diehard Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, supporters expected it. But at the end of the September 22, 2018 governorship elections in Osun state, Ademola Adeleke, the PDP Candidate, won his closest rival, Adetola, who is said to be the first cousin to the National leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Bola Tinubu. But there is a twist to the story: The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, had declared the election inconclusive. A rerun was scheduled to take place on…

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Osun Election: Royale Rumble

By Akinwale Kasali Less than 24 hours to the Osun State governorship election, the state has been beefed up with security details from all the forces. In every nooks and crannies, from Oshogbo, to Ife, Ilesha, Ila Orangun, Ede, Modakeke, Ijesha and its environs, security personnels could be seen roaming round the streets, getting prepapared for Saturday’s election which is mainly between the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, and the Social Democratic Party, SDP, candidates. The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, state Resident Electoral Commission,…

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With PDP And APC in Crossfire in Osun, ADC May Become the Beautiful Bride

By uche Mbah The Osun election is close by, and the two major contending parties, PDP and APC have been aggressive in their bid to convince the electorates-or rig the election. With the legal huddle off the neck of Senator Ademola  Adeleke, and the reconciliation meeting effected by the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, the PDP has kicked off their campaign in earnest. And the APC candidate, Gboyega Oyetola,  has been optimizing the Adeleke scandal to pursue his campaign vigorously. But that is on the surface. Unhealthy doings are said to…

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Osun 2018: Tinubu, Obasanjo Battle for supremacy

By Uche Mbah An epic battle is now set between the Ebora of Owu, Olusegun Obasanjo; the All Progressives Congress, APC national leader, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, and the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP,  leadership. Come September 22, 2018, Osun people will be electing a new Governor. Chances are that the main contenders within the party are Ishiaka Gboyega Oyetola, Tinubu’s Cousin and the APC candidate; Ademola Adeleke, a Senator standing for PDP, and Fatai Akinade Akinbade, former PDP Osun state Party Chairman contesting under African Democratic Party, ADC. ADC wa the…

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