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OGUN WEST 2023: No Injunction Against Senator Adeola Victory At APC Primary

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The APC Senatorial candidate for Ogun West Senatorial District, Senator Olamilekan Adeola Yayi has denied media speculation that he had been stopped from contesting the APC Senatorial primary for Ogun West by a court injunction.

 

Some aggrieved politicians have sued a Lagos West Senator, Olamilekan Adeola, asking the court to stop him from parading himself as the winner of the All Progressives Congress primary in Ogun West Senatorial district.

 

Adeola was declared the winner of the APC Ogun West Senatorial ticket after he defeated the current senator representing the district, Senator Tolu Odebiyi at the party primary held in Ilaro on Saturday.

 

The aggrieved politicians; Adebiyi Tajudeen, Olajumoke Ibrahim, and Muideen Akintade had on Friday, approached an Abeokuta division of the Federal High Court, obtaining an interlocutory injunction, restraining Adeola from parading himself as the candidate.

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They argued that Adeola contested an election in Ogun West Senatorial District without having stayed in Ogun State for the number of the times required by law.

 

They also claimed that the Lagos senator was not from Ogun State and that he failed to resign as a senator representing Lagos West Senatorial district.

 

But reacting to the purported court injunction, Senator Yayi in a press statement on Tuesday through his Media Adviser, Chief Kayode Odunaro said no court has granted any injunction stopping the concluded primary or in any way questioning his landslide victory of last Saturday which had the participation of his opponent, Senator Tolu Odebiyi who scored zero vote.

 

Yayi who is currently representing Lagos West Senatorial District argued that, the litigants only filed motion seeking an injunction restraining him from participating in a primary that was to took place some hours to the filing of the court papers.

 

He emphasized that, no judge was assigned to the case, thereby rendering the supposed court injunction fake news and blatant lies.

 

The senator maintained that, he was not aversed to anyone following the rule of law in their failed agitation to engage in politics of exclusion, urging the judicial process and the media not to be manipulated to serve base and vile ambition of a grossly unpopular aspirant for a democratic political office.

 

“Ordinarily, the victorious Senator Adeola in the concluded primary would have let the authors of the court papers live in their fool’s paradise but is now forced to react to the spreading of what amounts to fake news and blatant lies using credible medium of Punch Online and other blogs.

 

“The fact of the matter is that no court has granted any injunction stopping the concluded primary or in any way questioning the landslide victory of Senator Adeola last Saturday which had the participation of his opponent, Senator Tolu Odebiyi who scored zero vote to lose to Senator Adeola’s 294 votes as widely reported in the media.

 

“It is regrettable that Punch will allow its platform to put out a fake new purporting that an injunction was obtained when paragraph 3 of its story states: “The aggrieved politicians; Adebiyi Tajudeen, Olajumoke Ibrahim, and Muideen Akintade had on Friday, approached an Abeokuta division of the Federal High Court, obtaining an interlocutory injunction, restraining Adeola from parading himself as the candidate”.

 

“There is no iota of truth in the statement quoted above as the mentioned litigants only filed motion seeking an injunction restraining Senator Adeola from participation in a primary that was to took place some hours to the filing of the court papers. Predictably no judge was assigned to the case and as we speak we are not aware of the assignment of the case to any judge.

 

“We challenge Punch to mentioned the name of the judge that granted the injunction allegedly obtained by the litigants against the primary as filed in the court papers or to produce a copy of the injunction against the primary that has now transmuted to “restraining Adeola from parading himself as the candidate”! How the reporter jumped from court papers seeking injunction from participation in a political party primary to injunction restraining a candidate is something Punch should thoroughly investigate as we believe that to be fake news.

 

“Senator Adeola is not averse to anyone following the rule of law in their failed agitation to engage in politics of exclusion and will join issues with any litigants following due process. But the judicial process and the media must not be manipulated to serve base and vile ambition of a grossly unpopular aspirant for a democratic political office. “

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