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“To God Be The Glory” – Davido Reacts As Exam Malpractice Charges Against His Uncle, Senator Adeleke Was Drop
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“To God Be The Glory” – Davido Reacts As Exam Malpractice Charges Against His Uncle, Senator Adeleke Was Drop

Davido's Uncle, a former Osun State governorship candidate under the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Senator Adeleke, was charged to court last year by the Federal Government over alleged exam malpractice. The prosecution counsel, Mr. Simon Lough filed an application for the withdrawal of charges against the Senator who has failed to attend court since last year when he was granted permission, by the trial judge, Justice Inyang Ekwo, to travel to the United States on medical grounds. The charges were amended by the prosecution, which went on to arraign in court on Friday four others said to have helped Adeleke perpetrate exam fraud. Dr Alex Izinyon (SAN), the defence lawyer, agreed to the removal of Adeleke’s name from the case, urging the court to grant a consequential orde...
Court Discharges Senator Ademola Adeleke over Charges of Examination Malpractice
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Court Discharges Senator Ademola Adeleke over Charges of Examination Malpractice

Senator Ademola Adeleke has been discharged by a federal high court in Abuja over charges of examination malpractice. Ademola Adeleke, who was a former governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Osun state and a former senator representing Osun west was arraigned on October 31, 2019, on a four-count charge alongside Sikiru Adeleke, his brother, Aregbesola Mufutau, principal of the school, Gbadamosi Thomas Ojo, the registrar, and Dare Olutope, a teacher. The Adeleke brothers were accused of impersonating , both registering as students of Ojo-Aro community grammar school, Ojo-Aro, Osun state to enable them to sit for the National Examinations Council (NECO) examination of June/July 2017, while the other defendants were accused of aiding commission of the allege...
Governance goes beyond dancing with prostitutes – Baderinwa
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Governance goes beyond dancing with prostitutes – Baderinwa

Mr Lani Baderinwa, former Commissioner for Information in Osun State, who is now the Supervisor, Ministry of Information and Strategy in the state, said he counted the people of the state lucky not to have Senator Ademola Adeleke as their governor. Baderinwa disclosed this in an interview with the Sunday PUNCH when asked to respond to the criticism of the APC government in the state by Senator Adeleke and his party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). According to him, “You cannot give what you do not have, no matter how hard you try. With due respect to Senator Ademola Adeleke, his obvious limitations as far as education is concerned will not permit him to have a clear understanding of certain things, especially the serious matter of governance. Senator Adeleke does not have any...
I Felt Ridiculed Contesting Against A ‘Dancer’, Adeleke – Oyetola
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I Felt Ridiculed Contesting Against A ‘Dancer’, Adeleke – Oyetola

The Osun State governor, Gboyega Oyetola has said he felt ridiculed contesting against Senator Ademola Adeleke in the 2018 gubernatorial election in the state. He made the statement when leadership of the Social Democratic Party (SDP), led by Professor Yemi Farounbi, paid him solidarity visit on his victory at the Supreme Court, daily Independent reports. The governor noted that there was lack of control in the Nigeria electoral system. According to him, “the country’s electoral system is weak especially regarding the screening of candidates which gave room for somebody like Ademola Adeleke to contest for governorship seat of the state. “Sometimes when I sat down and realised that I was actually contesting with Adeleke, who is best at dancing, I felt ridiculed, very ridiculed,...
APC Replies Davido’s Father Deji Adeleke’s Claim Of Osun Election Being Rigged
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APC Replies Davido’s Father Deji Adeleke’s Claim Of Osun Election Being Rigged

The All Progressives Congress, APC, in Osun State has replied Davido's father, Dr Deji Adeleke, over claims that his brother, Ademola Adeleke was deprived of his victory in the 2018 Osun State election. Adeleke had said that the ''day light robbery'' that deprived his brother of the mandate freely given by the good people of Osun State, had brought shame and disgrace to Nigeria as a country. However reacting to the claim, the APC in a statement signed by its Media Director, Barr Kunle Oyatomi, said that Senator Ademola Adeleke is not a governor today because he lost the Osun Governorship election. It reads in full; “ The statement of Dr Deji Adeleke that his brother, the PDP candidate won the election has no basis in law and in facts and should be disregarded by all well-meaning ...
Tinubu Reacts To Oyetola’s Supreme Court Victory
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Tinubu Reacts To Oyetola’s Supreme Court Victory

National leader of the All Progressives Congress, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, has said the Supreme Court ruling, which upheld the election of Governor Adegboyega Oyetola in the 2018 Osun State governorship election showed the judiciary as unbiased. The judgment rejected the appeal of the Peoples Democratic Party and its candidate, Senator Ademola Adeleke. Tinubu, in a series of tweets, on Friday, stated that the apex court had performed its duties without fear or favour. The APC leader said, “Today (Friday’s) Supreme Court judgment affirming the victory of Governor Isiaka Adegboyega Oyetola of Osun State is a further testimony that our judiciary is firmly on course and works in sync with the people’s aspirations. “The judgment has further vindicated the judiciary as unbiased, indepe...
I Wish Oyetola Well — Adeleke Reacts To Supreme Court Verdict
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I Wish Oyetola Well — Adeleke Reacts To Supreme Court Verdict

The candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in the 2018 Osun State governorship election, Senator Ademola Adeleke on Friday congratulated Governor Gboyega Oyetola on his victory at the Supreme Court. Adeleke in a statement by his spokesperson, Olawale Rasheed, stated that his ambition to be the Governor of Osun State was never a do-or-die affair. He said the Supreme Court’s decision, regardless of his disagreement and disappointment with it remained final. He said, “As a democrat and law-abiding citizen, I accept the ruling no matter my misgivings. “I wish Governor Oyetola well in the governance of Osun State.” Adeleke added, “In all circumstances, we must thank God Almighty. We gallantly fought a good fight in pursuance of a democratic cause. “The ideals we fought ...
“It’s Not Over” – Atiku Reacts As Supreme Court Dismisses Adeleke’s Appeal
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“It’s Not Over” – Atiku Reacts As Supreme Court Dismisses Adeleke’s Appeal

The Presidential candidate of the People's Democratic Party, PDP, in the 2019 general elections, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar has reacted after the Supreme Court dismissed the appeal filed by Senator Ademola Adeleke. We had reported that the apex court in a split decision of five to two, the apex court’s panel of seven Justices held that the proceedings and the majority judgment of the Osun State Election Petition Tribunal which had declared the PDP as the winner of the poll were a nullity. Reacting over the outcome today, Atiku in a statement made available to Igbere TV on Friday said the love, acceptance and endorsement that the people of Osun bestowed on both Senator Adeleke and the Peoples Democratic Party is "not over" and cannot be overlooked. The statement reads, "I join wi...
“Please Be Prayerful,” Adeleke Tells Supporters Ahead Of Supreme Court Judgement
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“Please Be Prayerful,” Adeleke Tells Supporters Ahead Of Supreme Court Judgement

Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the Osun State 2018 governorship election, Senator Ademola Adeleke, has called on his supporters to be prayerful ahead of the Supreme Court judgement. Igbere TV reports that the Supreme Court will on Friday, July 5 deliver judgment in the appeal filed by Adeleke following the Appeal Court ruling in favour of Governor Gboyega Oyetola of the All Progressives Congress (APC). In a statement sent to Igbere TV on Friday by Adeleke’s Media Aide, Mr. Olumide Lawal, he called on his supporters to remain calm and be law-abiding. He expressed hope and confidence that “by the special grace of God and the judicial process,” he would emerge victorious on July 5. Adeleke assured the people of the state that he will not disappoint them whe...
Sen. Adeleke case: Prosecution Counsel Escapes Prison
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Sen. Adeleke case: Prosecution Counsel Escapes Prison

The Federal High Court, Abuja, on Friday, threatened to send Mr Simon Lough,a police prosecutor, to prison for violating an order of the court. Justice Inyang Ekwo, in his ruling, held that it was obligatory on every person to obey orders of the court. “This court stands to commit Mr Lough to prison custody for this blatant act of impunity and contemptuous disobedience. “The exercise of restraint by this court in not dealing with the learned counsel for the complainant/applicant (Lough) forthrightly is to demonstrate to the learned gentleman that the best of use of power is to restrain”, the judge said. The court also dismissed an application filed by the Police seeking a stay of execution of an order, allowing, Sen. Ademola Adeleke to ...
Adeleke Hires 7 SANS, 17 Others To Challenge Appeal Court Ruling
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Adeleke Hires 7 SANS, 17 Others To Challenge Appeal Court Ruling

Following the outcome of the Appeal Court ruling on Osun election in Abuja on 9th May, the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Senator Ademola Adeleke has hired seven senior advocates of Nigeria, and 17 other senior counsels to challenge the judgement at the Supreme Court. It should be recalled that four of the five Appeal Court judges sitting on the appeal filed by the candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Mr Gboyega Oyetola, to challenge the verdict of election tribunal on the September 22 gubernatorial election in the state had ruled in his favour, declaring him winner of the contest. The election petition tribunal had earlier declared Adeleke winner by the majority judgement delivered on March 22, which made Oyetola, the APC, and Independent National El...
Osun Beyond Senator Adeleke’s Capacity To Govern – APC
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Osun Beyond Senator Adeleke’s Capacity To Govern – APC

Osun State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has said that the candidate of opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in last year’s governorship election in Osun, Senator Ademola Adeleke, is unfit to govern the state. The party, in a statement issued by its spokesman, Kunle Oyatomi, said the scandals surrounding Adeleke’s personality and qualifications were embarrassing, which informed the reasons why some PDP members approached the court for clarity over his eligibility to hold such public office. The APC said, “Adeleke’s personality is problematic and embarrassingly scandalous in regard to his educational qualifications. “If the PDP as a political party is not embarrassed by the scandals surrounding Adeleke’s personality and qualifications, some of its members ...
FG Using EFCC To Intimidate Opposition Leaders, Starting With Saraki – Onuesoke
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FG Using EFCC To Intimidate Opposition Leaders, Starting With Saraki – Onuesoke

Chief Sunny Onuesoke is a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and former governorship aspirant in Delta state. In this interview, he speaks on latest issues in the polity such as insecurity and the investigation of Bukola Saraki, outgoing Senate President by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). TEMIDAYO AKINSUYI brings the excerpts: Despite his victory at the Tribunal, your party’s governorship candidate in the Osun governorship election, Senator Ademola Adeleke lost at the Appeal Court last week. Were you shocked by the verdict? With all the available evidence presented by our legal team at the Appeal Court, coupled with the ruling of the election tribunal, we had expected the appellate court to upheld the ruling of the tribunal but unfortunately it w...
Governor Oyetola And Supporters Celebrate His Victory At Appeal Court
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Governor Oyetola And Supporters Celebrate His Victory At Appeal Court

After an Appeal Court sitting in Osun state ruled in his favor, Osun state Governor, Gboyega Oyetola has been spotted celebrating with his supporters in the state, Igbere Tv reports. The election petition tribunal had earlier ruled in favour of Senator Ademola Adeleke. The judgment which was delivered by Justice Hannatu Sankey set aside the entire proceedings of the Tribunal because of its “faulty composition” . The judgment was upheld by four justices of the five-man panel.
Breaking News: Oyetola Defeats Adeleke At Appeal Court
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Breaking News: Oyetola Defeats Adeleke At Appeal Court

The Appeal Court sitting in Osun state has ruled in favor of Osun state Governor, Gboyega Oyetola, in the Osun 2018 governorship elections. The election petition tribunal had earlier ruled in favor of Senator Ademola Adeleke. Adeleke who contested on the platform of the PDP, is challenging the emergence of Oyetola as the winner of the state governorship election conducted in September last year.
Appeal Court To Deliver Judgement On Osun Governorship Election Tomorrow
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Appeal Court To Deliver Judgement On Osun Governorship Election Tomorrow

An Appeal Court sitting in Abuja will on Thursday, 9th May, 2019, deliver judgement on the Osun state governorship election matter. This is contained in a hearing motion served on the respondents by the Senior Registrar of the court on Wednesday Received By our correspondent It could be recalled that the majority ruling of Osun Governorship Election Tribunal had sacked Governor Gboyega Oyetola and declared Senator Ademola Adeleke as the winner of the 2018 governorship election in Osun state. Oyetola of the All Progressives Congress has approached the Appeal Court to upturn the judgement of the election tribunal. The court will sit at 9am.
Adeleke Arrested: Stop This Madness – Fani-kayode To Buhari
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Adeleke Arrested: Stop This Madness – Fani-kayode To Buhari

Former Aviation Minister, Femi Fani-Kayode has told President Muhammadu Buhari to leave PDP’s candidate in the 2018 governorship election in Osun State, Ademola Adeleke alone. While reacting to the senator’s arrest by the Nigerian Police yesterday, Fani-Kayode said his arrest will not stop him from becoming the governor of Osun State. He tweeted: BUHARI, FOR GOD SAKE STOP THIS MADNESS AND LEAVE DEMOLA ADELEKE ALONE! DETAINING HIM WILL NOT HELP YOU. WHETHER YOU LIKE IT OR NOT HE WILL BE SWORN IN AS GOVERNOR OF OUR BELOVED OSUN STATE. IMOLE TI DE! YOU WILL NOT AND CANNOT ROB THE PEOPLE OF OSUN OR DENY THEM THEIR CHOICE! The Nigerian Police have however disclosed that Adeleke, after his arrest yesterday, will be arraigned today. A statement by the Force Spokesman, Frank Mba rea...
Detained Adeleke To Be Arraigned In Abuja Today
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Detained Adeleke To Be Arraigned In Abuja Today

THE Osun State candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in last year’s governorship election, Senator Ademola Adeleke, will be arraigned today in Abuja, the police said last night. According to Force spokesman Frank Mba, a Deputy Superintendent of Police (DCP), the senator was arrested and being detained in connection with ongoing criminal investigations touching on his person. He, however, declined to give the exact charges against Adeleke. A police source told <em>The Nation </em>last night that the senator will be arraigned for forgery. A statement by Mba reads: “Senator Adeleke is currently in police custody. He was taken into custody in the evening of today yesterday (6th, May, 2019, in connection with ongoing criminal investigations touching on his per...
Police Arrest & Detain Ademola Adeleke Over “Certificate Forgery”
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Police Arrest & Detain Ademola Adeleke Over “Certificate Forgery”

The police have detained Ademola Adeleke, lawmaker representing Osun west senatorial district. The senator was candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2018 governorship election in Osun state. In a statement on Monday, the campaign organisation said Adeleke had honoured an invitation at the force headquarters in Abuja before he was detained. “We alert the public, diplomatic and democracy community worldwide that the Nigerian Police has arrested and detained Senator Ademola Adeleke on old trumped up charges of certificate and testimonial forgery,” the statement read. “This is after the school principal and school authority have through affidavits denied any forgery and owned up to the school testimonial issued to Senator Adeleke. “Senator Adeleke had this morning...
Senator Ademola Adeleke Has Been Declared Governor of Osun State By Wikipedia
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Senator Ademola Adeleke Has Been Declared Governor of Osun State By Wikipedia

Wikipedia, an online encyclopedia listed Davido's Uncle Senator Ademola Adeleke as the present Governor of Osun State. Chief Adegboyega Oyetola contested the Sept 22, 2018 gubernatorial election on the platform of the APC and was declared winner. However, in March 2019, the state Governorship Elections petition tribunal cancelled Oyetola's victory and declared Adeleke winner. The APC has since appealed the judgement and Oyetola is still governor pending the determination. Is Wikipedia confused or is it predicting the future? I guess time will tell.
Court Asked To Sack Adeleke As Senator, Order Salary Refund
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Court Asked To Sack Adeleke As Senator, Order Salary Refund

Two persons, Akinwale Olaniyi and Akinjide Monsuru, have filed an application seeking the disqualification of Senator Adeleke Adeleke as the lawmaker representing Osun West Senatorial district. The claimants lodged the suit on Friday at the Federal High Court in Abuja, the nation’s capital. They sought that the court restrains Senator Adeleke from further parading himself as the lawmaker representing Osun West senatorial district in the National Assembly. The claimants also prayed for an order of the court directing the lawmaker to refund all salaries, allowances, and other emoluments he had received as a senator. They filed the suit pursuant to Section 65(2)(a) of the 1999 Constitution, and the judgment of a Federal Capital Territory (FCT) High Court sitting in Bwari, deli...
Senator Adeleke’s Life Under Threat, PDP Cries Out
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Senator Adeleke’s Life Under Threat, PDP Cries Out

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has alerted the nation of an alleged threat to the life of its governorship candidate in the 2018 Osun state election, Senator Ademola Adeleke. This is even as the party fingered the ruling party for allegedly masterminding a plot to frustrate Adeleke in his bid to seek redress in court following the victory earlier secured at the tribunal a few weeks ago. Addressing a press conference yesterday in Abuja, National Publicity Secretary of the party, Kola Ologbondiyan said the PDP has uncovered moves aimed at silencing the dance-loving Adeleke. “It may interest you to know that certain desperate elements of the All Progressives Congress, APC, who are unsettled that they cannot stop Senator Adeleke from retrieving his governorship mandate freely gi...
I didn’t Forge Any Certificate For Election – Adeleke Tells Keyamo
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I didn’t Forge Any Certificate For Election – Adeleke Tells Keyamo

The lawmaker representing Osun West senatorial district at the National Assembly, Senator Ademola Adeleke, has faulted allegation that he presented forged school results to the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, during the last governorship election in Osun State. Adeleke said that Keyamo, a senior lawyer, acted out of ignorance. The Senator, stated this in a statement signed by Niyi Owolade for the Ademola Adeleke campaign Organisation. He said he did not, at any time forge any certificate for election or any other purpose. “Our attention has been drawn to a tweet credited to Mr. Festus Keyamo that Senator Ademola Adeleke forged a statement of result he presented for election and that WAEC did not attest his certificate. “We suspect that Mr. Keyamo must have b...
Keyamo: Difference Between Buhari And Adeleke Certificate Scandals
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Keyamo: Difference Between Buhari And Adeleke Certificate Scandals

For saying one does not need a West Africa Examination Council (WAEC) certificate to man the seat of leadership in the country, Festus Keyamo, the director-general of communications of President Muhammadu Buhari Campaign Organization, has come under attack by some Nigerians. Mr Keyamo had at the weekend opined that his pricipal does not need the afro-mentioned academic credential as a qualification to be president because he has already served as a public servant for a number of years. Mr Buhari, a retired Major General of the Nigerian Army and a former Petroleum Minister, faced a certificate controversy during the 2015 general election when he sought to be democratically elected president. At the time, he claimed the military was in possession of his certificate. After winnin...
Adeleke qualifies to be governor, says Appeal Court
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Adeleke qualifies to be governor, says Appeal Court

The Akure division of the Court of Appeal on Saturday said the governorship candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in the September governorship election in Osun State, Senator Ademola Adeleke was eligible to contest the election. With the ruling, the controversies surrounding the eligibility of the lawmaker to contest the election or hold the office as a governor might have ended. The Appeal Court in its ruling dismissed an appeal against the judgment of an Osun State High Court sitting in Osogbo which had earlier confirmed the eligibility of Adeleke to contest the governorship election. An Osun State High Court had earlier ruled that Adeleke was qualified to contest for the governorship election, having been educated up to secondary school level. The petitioners how...
Ademola Adeleke, Reacts to Court Judgment Nullifying his Nomination for Osun state Governorship Election
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Ademola Adeleke, Reacts to Court Judgment Nullifying his Nomination for Osun state Governorship Election

Senator Ademola Adeleke has reacted to Tuesday April 2nd judgment of the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, nullifying his candidacy as the PDP governorship candidate in the September 2018 governorship election in Osun State. The court which was presided over by Justice Othman Musa of the FCT High Court in Bwari, Abuja,  nullified Ademola's candidacy over allegations of certificate forgery. Reacting to the judgement, Adeleke in a statement released today, described the judgement as “flawed and a travesty of justice.” He indicated that his lawyers are at the moment working to appeal the judgment. Faulting the judgment, Adeleke said, firstly, there has been two different court judgements delivered in September 2018 which held that he Adeleke satisfied all requir...
“The State House Stinks, We Might Build Our Own” – Davido
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“The State House Stinks, We Might Build Our Own” – Davido

Popular singer Davido reacts to to fan saying Senator Adeleke won't smell the state house after the court Nullified the nomination of Senator Ademola Adeleke as candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), in the September 2018 Governorship Election in Osun State. Davido Reacted has he said the state house stinks right now, we might probably build our own.
Certificate Forgery: Court Nullifies Davido Uncle’s Nomination for Osun Guber Polls
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Certificate Forgery: Court Nullifies Davido Uncle’s Nomination for Osun Guber Polls

The participation of Senator Ademola Adeleke in the last governorship election in Osun State, has been nullified by a High Court of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) in Bwari, Abuja. Justice Othman Musa, today,  annulled Adeleke’s nomination as candidate of the PDP on the grounds that he offended section 177 of the 1999 constitution as amended. “The section states that candidates for the position of governor must be educated up to secondary school level. Justice Musa said while the court’s findings showed that Adeleke entered secondary school in 1976, there was no record showing that he (Adeleke) actually graduated. The judge said Adeleke’s name was no longer seen in the school’s register from 1980. The judgment was on a suit filed by two members of APC, Wahab Raheem and...
Court Nullifies Adeleke’s Nomination For Osun Guber Polls Over Cert Forgery
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Court Nullifies Adeleke’s Nomination For Osun Guber Polls Over Cert Forgery

Justice Oathman Musa of an Abuja High Court sitting in Bwari Area Council of Abuja on Tuesday Nullified the nomination of Senator Ademola Adeleke as candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), in the September 2018 Governorship Election in Osun State. Adeleke, who represents Osun West Senatorial District at the National Assembly was the PDP’s candidate in the 2018 governorship election in Osun state. Two Chieftains of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Wahab Raheem and Adam Habeeb, had in 2018 barely few days to the governorship election in Osun State had dragged Adeleke to court, accusing him of not possessing the requisite educational qualification (secondary school certificate) to contest for the office of governor. They prayed the court for an order to disqualify Ad...
We Believe Oyetola Will Not Drag His Integrity To The Mud – Osun PDP
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We Believe Oyetola Will Not Drag His Integrity To The Mud – Osun PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Osun State has advised Governor Gboyega Oyetola not to appeal the judgment of the election tribunal that sacked him. According to a statement by the PDP Deputy National Publicity Secretary, Diran Odeyemi, the party says it believes the governor will not want his integrity to be dragged to the mud. “By accepting the option of not appealing the judgment, Oyetola would be seen as a hero, the development that may offer him an even bigger political opportunity in the future,” the statement read in part. The PDP spokesperson also charged the governor not to succumb to the pressure from people who want to use him to have continued access to Osun’s treasury. Reacting to the judgment of the State Governorship Election Tribunal that declared its cand...
Election Petition: Ogun APM, Akinlade Hire Adeleke’s Lead Counsel
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Election Petition: Ogun APM, Akinlade Hire Adeleke’s Lead Counsel

The governorship candidate of the Allied Peoples Movement in Ogun State, Adekunle Akinlade; and his party have hired Dr. Onyechi Ikpeazu, SAN, as their lead counsel for their petition at the election tribunal. Ikpeazu was the lead counsel for the Peoples Democratic Party candidate in the 2018 Osun governorship election, Senator Ademola Adeleke. Ikpeazu led Adeleke’s legal team at the Osun State Election Petition Tribunal, which eventually declared Adeleke winner of the September 2018 election on March 22, 2019. Ikpeazu, on behalf of Akinlade and the APM in the state on Tuesday, urged the Governorship Election Petition Tribunal in Ogun State to give an order mandating the Independent National Electoral Commission to grant them access to the documents used for conduct of March 9...
Osun: Why Adeleke Can’t Get Certificate Now –INEC
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Osun: Why Adeleke Can’t Get Certificate Now –INEC

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) can issue a certificate of return to Sen Ademola Adeleke of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) only if the embattled governor of Osun State, Gboyega Oyetola fails to appeal the judgment of the tribunal that sacked him within 21 days, the commission said yesterday. The Osun State governorship election petition tribunal sitting in Abuja had last week Friday in a split decision of two to one, nullified the election of Oyetola of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and declared Adeleke winner of of the 2018 gubernatorial election. Justice Peter Obiora who delivered the majority judgment of the tribunal ordered INEC to immediately issue a fresh certificate of return to Adeleke as the lawful and validly elected governor of Osun State...
Meet Onyechi Ikpeazu The Lawyer Who Convinced Tribunal To Declare Adeleke Winner
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Meet Onyechi Ikpeazu The Lawyer Who Convinced Tribunal To Declare Adeleke Winner

The Man Who Convinced Osun State Tribunal To Declare Adeleke As The New Governor Of Osun State. This is Dr Onyechi Ikpeazu ( SAN) He is a Nigerian lawyer and also a senior advocate of Nigeria. A brilliant lawyer and one of the finest Nigerian lawyers alive. Dr Ikpeazu’s forte is election petition and let me explain why: Dr Ikpeazu is Adeleke’s head of legal team that is handling his matter in court. This man brilliantly came up with the argument that INEC returning Officer as it were lacked the locus to cancel the Osun state governorship concluded election. His reasons were simple: Our electoral laws did not empower the Returning officer to do so and to his credit, Osun state tribunal members affirmed his brilliant argument by declaring his client winner. Dr Ikp...
Onnoghen, Adeleke And Tales Of Man’s Inhumanity To Man By Dele Momodu
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Onnoghen, Adeleke And Tales Of Man’s Inhumanity To Man By Dele Momodu

Fellow Nigerians, please don’t get it wrong, I’m not a Judge and I’m not about to deliver a judgment in favour of the ‘suspended’ Chief Justice of Nigeria, Walter Onnoghen. I lack such capacity and jurisdiction. Besides, as the lawyers say, the matter is ‘sub judice’ i.e. under judicial consideration and therefore not meant for public discourse or discussion anywhere else other than the Court. What I’m doing here is to reiterate my initial reaction to the kangarooistic justice manner he was harassed, terrorised, convicted in the media, ahead of trial. My sympathy for Chief Justice Onnoghen didn’t stem out of his status as a very important personality BUT AS A MATTER OF PERSONAL PRINCIPLE that no Nigerian, regardless of tribe, gender, creed or social status, should suffer unnecessary hu...
Adeleke’s Victory Shows We’ll Reclaim All Stolen Mandate – PDP, Atiku, CUPP
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Adeleke’s Victory Shows We’ll Reclaim All Stolen Mandate – PDP, Atiku, CUPP

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP) and PDP presidential candidate for the February 23 election, Atiku Abubakar, yesterday said Senator Ademola Adeleke’s victory at the Election Petition Tribunal is an indication that the PDP would also reclaim its “stolen mandate” in the 2019 general election. The PDP in a statement yesterday by its National Publicity Secretary, Mr. Kola Ologbondiyan, said the judgment was a clear indication that those who set out to destroy the nation’s democracy would never triumph. The party said no matter how evil and injustice appear to thrive, the truth must always prevail at the end of the day. “The PDP commends the judiciary for standing upright in the defence of democracy and for ensuring that those involv...
Tribunal Chairman Disagrees To Judgement Declaring Adeleke Winner Of Osun Guber
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Tribunal Chairman Disagrees To Judgement Declaring Adeleke Winner Of Osun Guber

The chairman of the Osun State Elections Petitions Tribunal in Abuja has delivered a dissenting judgement in the Osun State governorship election petition. Justice Muhammed Ibrahim Sirajo on Friday dismissed the petition by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its governorship candidate, Ademola Adeleke, which alleged that there was election non-compliance with the Electoral Act in the election. Justice Sirajo ruled that the petitioners failed to prove the claims at the tribunal. He further ruled that where it is established that there is non compliance, the tribunal does not have “the powers to subtract the votes of the non compliance and declare a candidate winner.” He added that under Section 140(3) of the Electoral Act, where substantial non compliance is proved, the trib...
Osun Election: Davido Reacts To Ademola Adeleke’s Victory At Tribunal
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Osun Election: Davido Reacts To Ademola Adeleke’s Victory At Tribunal

Popular Nigerian singer, Davido has just reacted to his uncle, Ademola Adeleke's victory at the Osun state election tribunal. Senator Ademola Adeleke went to the tribunal after Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) declared Isiaka Oyetola as the Governorship candidate of Osun State (off-season) election conducted in 2018. The Osun State Governorship Election Petitions Tribunal sitting in Abuja went on to declare PDP’s, Ademola Adeleke as winner of the 2018 governorship election in the state. It held that the All Progressives Congress and its candidate, Gboyega Oyetola, were not validly returned. Reacting to the report, Davido wrote on his page; IMOLE TI DE !!!!!!! CONGRATULATIONS TO THE GREAT PEOPLE OF OSUN STATE ! ��������������������� ...
APC Floors PDP, Wins Davido’s Uncle Seat In Osun
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APC Floors PDP, Wins Davido’s Uncle Seat In Osun

The Candidate of the All Progressive Congress in the Osun West Senatorial District, Engr Lere Oriolowo has been declared winner of Saturday National Assembly election. The seat is currently occupied by Senator Ademola Adeleke, who is the uncle of ace musician, Davido (David Adeleke). on the ballot. He contested the last governorship election in the state Engr Oriolowo got 102,147 votes to come first while the candidate of the People Democratic Party, Alhaji Lere Oyewumi scored 97,294 votes. Prince Dotun Babayemi of the African Democratic Party (ADP), came third with 42,915. With this, APC has two senatorial seats (Central and West) and PDP grabbed one (East). So far, PDP could only take three seats in the House of Representatives while APC took six. President Muhamadu...
Davido Reacts As Atiku Calls Him His ‘Favourite Musician’
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Davido Reacts As Atiku Calls Him His ‘Favourite Musician’

Nigeria musician and cousin to Senator Ademola Adeleke, Davido reacts as Atiku Abubarka calls him his favourite musician. The People Democratic Party presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubarka in an Interview where he was asked of his Favourites, he said " At my youth, Fela was the king of music, and believe me, he was my favorite musician. And I made sure I attended all Shrine musical events throughout the night and till morning. But of course currently the reigning king is Davido" He reacts: Our Incoming President knows Wassup!!!!!!! @aatiku God bless you sir !!
Senator Ademola Adeleke To Be Docked 31 October For Exam Fraud
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Senator Ademola Adeleke To Be Docked 31 October For Exam Fraud

Senator Ademola Adeleke, the defeated governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in Osun will be docked at a Federal High Court Abuja on 31 October for alleged examination malpractice. He will face, along with four others, a four-count charge for personation and registering as students of Ojo-Aro Community Grammar School, Ojo-Aro Osun State to enable him sit for the National Examination Council (NECO) examination of June/July 2017. Charged with Adeleke are: Sikiru Adeleke, Alhaji Aregbesola Mufutau, principal of the school, Gbadamosi Thomas Ojo, school Registrar and Dare Samuel Olutope, a teacher. They will be arraigned before Justice I. E. Ekwo. The police four weeks ago had declared Adeleke wanted over the offence and had asked him to report in the office of the ...
Osun rerun: Why I Didn’t Support Adeleke – Omisore Breaks Silence
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Osun rerun: Why I Didn’t Support Adeleke – Omisore Breaks Silence

The governorship candidate of the Social Democratic Party, SDP, in the just concluded election in Osun State, Senator Iyiola Omisore, has finally revealed why he decided not to support Senator Ademola Adeleke of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP. While speaking in Osogbo yesterday during a meeting with members of the SDP from across the state,he said he opted to support the candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Alhaji Gboyega Oyetola, in the rerun election in the state because the leadership of the PDP in the state said they did not need his support. He disclosed that former Vice President Atiku Abubakar wanted to come and discuss with him before the rerun when he came to Osogbo but he (Atiku) was prevented from coming by the leadership of the PDP in the state. Omisore ...
APC’s Oyetola Defeats PDP’s Adeleke In Osun Rerun
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APC’s Oyetola Defeats PDP’s Adeleke In Osun Rerun

Gboyega Oyetola of the All Progressives' Congress (APC) has defeated Senator Ademola Adeleke of the People's Democratic Party (PDP) in the race to become the next Osun State governor. The Osun State governorship rerun election took place on Thursday, September 27, 2018, just days after the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) declared the original September 22 election to have been inconclusive. This was because the victory margin of 353 votes of first-placed candidate, Adeleke, over second-placed Gboyega was less than the 3498 votes cancelled in seven polling units. The rerun election took place in the affected polling units on Thursday and the results already announced mean that Oyetola will become the state's next governor. In the results that were announced by INEC offi...
Osun Election: Adeleke Speaks On Inconclusive Election
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Osun Election: Adeleke Speaks On Inconclusive Election

Senator Ademola Adeleke of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has finally broken the silence on the Saturday’s Governorship election in Osun state that was ruled inconclusive by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC. Adeleke who is currently leading the Osun Guber poll thanked his supporters and appealed to the people to rededicate themselves to the ‘struggle, adding that ‘the tyrants can be forced to submit to the will of the people. His official statement reads: “I sent my appreciation through this medium to Osun voters who find me worthy of their votes. Your votes humbled me and further strengthen my resolve to truly serve our people. “Despite all the blackmails and persecution, you stand by me, you voted for me and you defended your votes. You adopted me a...
‘President Buhari’s Order Does Not Exonerate Senator Adeleke, He’s Not Free Yet’ – Police
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‘President Buhari’s Order Does Not Exonerate Senator Adeleke, He’s Not Free Yet’ – Police

This morning, the Nigeria Police force reacted to the order issued by President Buhari restricting the force from inviting Senator Ademola Adeleke of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.   Speaking on Good Morning Nigeria, a programme on NTA, Jimoh Moshood, Police spokesperson, opined that the President’s order does not clear Adeleke from the alleged crimes, noting that he could be invited any time the force want.   Recall that the PDP aspirant for the forthcoming Osun gubernatorial election was on Wednesday accused of examination malpractice after West African Examination Council, WAEC, had cleared and confirmed that he sat for the 1981 council’s exams. In view of that Police declared him wanted.   However, through the intervention of Buhari on Wednesday, Police...
I’ll Win And Dance To Govt House – Adeleke
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I’ll Win And Dance To Govt House – Adeleke

The governorship candidate of Peoples Democratic Party, Senator Ademola Adeleke, has said he would win the Saturday election and dance to the Government House as the governor of the state. He said this in Osogbo on Wednesday at an interactive session organised by the Oduduwa Youth Development Initiative. Asked why he was being referred to as dancing Senator, Adeleke said, “I will dance to the Government House after winning Osun governorship election on Saturday. “ I have been tagged dancing Senator, but this shouldn’t be used against me because everybody dances. Have you seen someone who doesn’t dance? I am winning this election and I will dance to the Government House after that. “When I was in the university overseas, I used to go for dancing competition. Although, I am a ...

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