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2023: Ovia Youths Begins Mobilisation For Igbinedion

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Youths of Ovia Federal Constituency have said they have begun mass mobilisation of voters in support of the aspiration of Omosede Igbinedion, Esq.

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The youths comprising members of various political parties, civil society organisations, students and artisans said their support for Igbinedion because of the numerous projects attracted to Ovia when she was first elected between 2015 and 2019.

Speaking under the auspices of Ovia Youths Vanguard (OYV) Coordinator of the group, Mr. Agbonlahor Ikpomwosa, urged the Peoples Democratic Party to ensure Barr. Igbinedion gets the party’s nomination.

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Ikpomwosa said the group would embark on a house to house campaign to woo voters in the constituency.

He said Ovia lost a voice in the House of Representatives since 2019.

Ikpomwosa added that the group has contributed fund to forward to Igbinedion for the purchase of her nomination and expression of interest forms.

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His words, “We are a bipartisan group who wanted somebody that could represent Ovia in Abuja. There is no Ovia representation in the House of Representatives.

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“In our quest to get Omosede Igbinedion into the race, over 2000 youths have contributed fund to purchase nomination and expression of interest form for her. We are going to beg her to join the race because Ovia needs to regain its glory.”

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BREAKING: Tribunal Annuls Adeleke’s Victory, Declares Oyetola Osun Gov

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The Election Petition Tribunal hearing the APC and Adegboyega Oyetola’s petition against the victory of the PDP’s Ademola Adeleke on Friday annulled the result of the July 16 Osun governorship poll.

Justice Tetsea Kume, while delivering a majority decision declared that INEC did not comply substantially with the Constitution and the provisions of the Electoral Act.

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He subsequently deducted the over-voting observed from the votes scored by the candidates and declared that Oyetola won the election, having polled 314, 921, while Adeleke’s score came down to 290, 266.

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He directed INEC to withdraw Adeleke’s certificate of return and issued another one to Oyetola who won a majority of the lawful votes.

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Meanwhile, a minority decision by one of the judges is being read as at the time of filing this report.

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Osun Tribunal: Lawyer Speaks On Judgement

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A lawyer, Pelumi Olajengbesi, has said that there is no cause for alarm as the Osun State Election Petition Tribunal will on Friday (tomorrow) deliver a judgment on the victory of Governor Ademola Adeleke in the July 16 governorship election.

Olajengbesi, who said “the language of justice is clear and will be dispensed appropriately,” also expressed optimism that the Tribunal on Friday would dismiss the petition filed by the All Progressives Congress and former governor Gboyega Oyetola against Governor Adeleke.

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He said the Tribunal would dismiss Oyetola and the APC’s petition just as the Supreme Court threw away a case by an ex-governorship aspirant on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party, Dotun Babayemi, challenging Adeleke’s candidature in September 2022.

Adeleke had in the governorship election on July 16 secured 403,371 votes, 28,344 more than Oyetola who polled 375,027 votes. Adeleke’s victory was resounding as he recorded a landslide win in 17 local governments out of the 30 local councils. Adeleke was subsequently announced as the winner by the Independent National Electoral Commission and sworn in as Executive Governor on November 27, 2022.

However, Oyetola and the APC approached the Tribunal to challenge Senator Adeleke’s victory.

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Olajengbesi said, “The victory of Senator Ademola Adeleke as the Governor of Osun State is divinely orchestrated. It is a testament that God rules over the affairs of men and gives power to whoever he wills and in this case, He has made Adeleke the occupant of the Osun Government House for the next four years.

“There is no cause for alarm as the Tribunal delivers its judgement on Friday. The Adeleke camp remains unshaken because the language of justice is clear and it will be dispensed appropriately in our favour.”

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Expressing confidence, he said, “Again, like the Supreme Court ruled in favour of Adeleke in September, the Tribunal will affirm the senator as the democratically elected governor of Osun on Friday and this matter will be laid to rest at once.

“The people of Osun defended their mandate at the election in July and will defend it once more at the Tribunal. Adeleke shall emerge victorious once more.”

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JUST IN: Another Guber Candidate Dies One Month To Elections

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The governorship candidate of the National Rescue Movement in Adamawa State, Alhaji Aliyu Maina, was on Thursday was confirmed dead one month to the general election.

He was said to have died on Wednesday, January 25 after a brief illness in Abuja, the same day the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in Abia State, Prof. Uchenna Ikonne, was confirmed dead.

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The National Publicity Secretary of the NRM, Olusola Afuye, confirmed the incident in a statement sent to The PUNCH.

He said, “According to the statement from the family, late Alhaji Abba Maina died on Wednesday, January 25 at his residence in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, after a brief illness.

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He has been buried according to Muslim rite. We pray to Almighty Allah to protect his family and all his loved ones.

“We are also calling on all his family members, business and political associates to show late Maina’s family love and care during this mourning period.

“Further details and arrangements would be made known to the public after deliberations and meetings are made with his immediate family and his political family.”

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