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Osun Tribunal: PDP Says “APC Lied, No Court Order on Adeleke’s Certificates”

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The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Osun state has denied reports making rounds that the Tribunal ordered for certificates and 2018 filing of Senator Ademola Adeleke.

In a statement on Thursday, the party said the APC is engaged in misrepresentation as there was no such order and as 2018 matter has no connection to the 2022 proceedings.

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The PDP Condemned the consistent falsehood from the APC, and noted that the APC only sought to serve a subpoena on the electoral body and that the entire 2018 issue will even be challenged by the respondents at the defence stage.

Citing Supreme Court clearance of Senator Adeleke , the party affirmed that APC’s case has no grounding and that the death of Babayemi’s case at the Supreme Court marks the eclipse of Oyetola’s illegal push to hold onto power.

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The full statement reads as follows:
“It is imperative to clear the air as to the calculated attempts of Mr Oyetola and the All Progressives Congress to poison the minds of responsible members of the society with insinuations that are not verifiable but simply mere fabrications, distortions and propaganda on happenings at the Governorship tribunal. To start with, it is apparent that petitioners have failed woefully from the July 16 election to the spurious election petition and other anti-people activities of the administration.

“The propaganda of APC have been so rife that the entire media space has been polluted with lies and misrepresentations. Meanwhile, the truth is here and falsehood is bound to vanish.

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“At the beginning of the election petition tribunal particularly at the pre- hearing session stage, it was unanimously agreed by Counsel to the Petitioner and Respondents that all documents shall be tendered and admitted during trial, while objections to their admissibility will be taken at the final address stage. This formed part of the pre-hearing report of the Tribunal. It is also part of the pre-hearing report that 24 hours before any hearing date, the party conducting hearing and calling witnesses shall file and serve a schedule to that effect.

“May we inform members of the public that since the beginning of hearing at the Tribunal, the APC and Oyetola Lawyers have been helplessly wandering and dancing around their petition. No single witness has ever been called. The public can do a fact check on this at the Tribunal as they would discover that the petitioners have been indolent and unserious with their case.

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“Despite the ample time at their disposal, they have been giving one excuse or the other to get adjournments from the Tribunal. It has always been a time wasting voyage on their part. However, what they have been doing is to deploy media propaganda to mislead members of the public at the Tribunal.

“It was thus discovered that the major hope of Oyetola and the APC was the case instituted by Dotun Babayemi the expelled member of Osun PDP, which case the trial Federal High Court, the Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court did justice to by dismissing same. We salute the courage of the judiciary in this regard by not allowing the APC to snatch away the popular mandate of the Osun electorate through the back door.

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“What we have then discovered is that the APC and Oyetola have been deploying the scarce resources of the State to engage in media propaganda as far as the Tribunal proceedings are concerned. The PDP and Adelekes’ lawyers have given the APC what they didn’t bargain for, reason why they are irrational and delusional.

“We want to make certain clarifications to clear the falsehood and lies of the APC:

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“As at yesterday the last sitting of the Tribunal, there was no order of the Tribunal compelling INEC or the Governor-elect Senator Ademola Adeleke to produce any document or certificate as it was obvious that the APC were not serious with their case. At any rate, all the documents of Senator Ademola Jackson Nurudeen Adeleke are in the public domain and verifiable.

“Secondly, the documents he submitted to INEC in 2018 was what the APC used to persecute him and sponsored malicious cases against him, in respect if which he has been vindicated up to the Supreme Court. We want to assure members of the public that the APC and Oyetola are trying to fetch water from a dry well by their petition at the Tribunal, which is a mirage.

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“We hereby appeal to members of the public to disregard the lies and propaganda of the APC as the last kick of a dying horse. Let them not distract us from the swearing-in preparations as their petition is dead on arrival.

Signed
Dr Adekunle Akindele,
State Caretaker Chairman,
Osun State PDP

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Photos/Video: LASU class of 2004, Anthony Campus re-union anniversary

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The class of 2004, Public Administration of the Lagos State University (LASU) Anthony Campus re-union second anniversary get together on Saturday.

Old classmates had a lot share and had time to dance and celebrate old times.

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Finally, after terrorists attack, NRC to resume Abuja-Kaduna rail operations on Monday

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Finally, the Nigeria Railway Corporation (NRC) will resume the Abuja-Kaduna passenger train service on Monday, with only two return services after the terrorists attack.

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Naijablitznews.com reports this was contained in a statement issued and signed by the Managing Director of the NRC, Fidet Okhiria.

The statement shows the first train will depart Rigasa train station in Kaduna state to Abuja by 8:00 in the morning while from Abuja, the first train will depart Idu train station to Kaduna state by 9:45 in the morning.

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The NRC management also revealed that as part of the new security measures, it is now mandatory for passengers to present their National Identity Number and valid Boarding Ticket before they will be allowed to board.

It also says the purchase of tickets by proxy is only limited to minors and a specified number of adult passengers.

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Online and mobile app ticketing will be available from 8:00 in the morning on Sunday, December the 4th, 2022 while the ticket offices at the train stations will open from 6:30 in the morning on Monday, December the 5th.

Recall that the NRC suspended train service along the route after Boko Haram terrorists attacked a moving passenger train in Kaduna on March 28, 2022.

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The insurgents had blown up the rail track and bombed the moving train, killing some and abducting more than 60 passengers. The unprecedented attack attracted international and national outrage.

The terrorists, who attacked the Kaduna-bound train released hostages in tranches with the last release coming on October 5, 2022.

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Before the hostages were completely released, distraught family members had protested several times to demand the release of their loved ones.

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Peter Obi Attends Gospel Musical Concert ‘The Experience’ In Lagos+Photo

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The presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi, on Friday, attended the annual gospel musical concert organised by House On The Rock church in Lagos.

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Upon his introduction, Obi was welcomed with cheers from the crowd.

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