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Nigeria elections: How MC Oluomo, others attacked voters – Oshodi PDP chairman alleges in letter to INEC, Police

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Nigeria elections: How MC Oluomo, others attacked voters – Oshodi PDP chairman alleges in letter to INEC, Police MC Oluomo

This was contained in a petition he addressed to Independent National Electoral Commission, , on Sunday.

He said there was glaring violence, manipulation and thuggery, which all occured in the presence of security agents.

Olaifa further listed masterminds of violence and demanded cancellation of elections in worst hit areas.

His petition below:

24th February, 2019
The Resident Electoral Commissioner,
Independent National Electoral Commission,
15 Bureau Avenue,
Lagos.

Dear Sir,

PRE-ACTION NOTICE, PETITION AND CALL FOR NULIFICATION OF IRREGULARITIES, VALIDATION OF AUTHETIC VOTES BEFORE INVASSION, PHYSICAL ASSAULT ON INEC ADHOC STAFF, ELECTORATES, PARTY AGENTS, PARTY SUPERVISORS AND OBSERVERS, UNLAWFUL ASSOCIATION OF SECURITY AGENTS WITH HOODLUMS AND MISCREANTS THAT ARMED TO THE TEETH TO RIG AND NATIONAL ASSEMBLY THAT TOOK PLACE ON THE 23RD OF FEBRUARY.

The above subject matter refers:

I, Hon. Sunday Olaifa, the Chairman of the People Democratic Party (PDP), Oshodi/Isolo Local Government Chapter using this medium to appeal to the Authority concerned and the whole World for urgent call for immediate cancellation of the following polling units within constituency 1 Oshodi/Isolo Local Government Area.

They are of the following inter alia.

A) D1 –Bolade / Oshodi wards : 033,034,041,050,043,001,028,030 (A & B).

B) D2 –Orile / Oshodi : 012,020,056,058,051 and at PU 048, the number of registered voters was 70 while APC scored 500 votes.

C) D3—mafoluku 005,013,015,017,018,019,020,021,026,027,028,029,030,034,035,036,037,024,025,031,032.

Herewith attach for your photographic and documentary evidence for your carefully perusal that shows the act of oppression, intimidation, molestation and harassment during and after election before computing the result in the result sheets. More so, cases of over voting in the following polling units in Oshodi/Isolo Federal Constituency 1, Alasia Compound 001, Brown Street 012, Afolabi primary 013, Banjoko/ Marcarty 015, Ogunlana/Health Centre 016, Oredeyin/Araromi 018, Inasa/Micheal 019, Dipeolu/Alade 020, Brown/Church 021, Alade/Church 022, Church Street 023, Owoseni/Kale Street 026, 5, Shoneye Street 032, Methodist Primary 039, Sadiku Street 053, Salami Street 055, Seinde Calisto 066, Adewale Crescent 067 and Unity Primary 068.

The said hoodlums and miscreants with their co-cohorts threatening violence in the face of security personnel and also threatening the non-indigenes particularly the Igbos, Ijaws, Ishekiri and others by one Inspector of Police called Akeem aka Scoda, in addition the said Akeem Scoda who is hiding under the canopy of police force used its name to perpetrate his unlawful act. (08023154654).

A pathetic situation foisted upon our members, leaders particularly the Candidates of the Party during the election during and after the election before the results were imputed into the result sheets when the hoodlums and miscreants led by Musliu Akinsanya a.k.a M.C OLUOMO, JAMIU ADEDUMOYE a.k.a DESOKAN, IJEBETA ,KADIRI JAMBA, OLOJO, AHMED KILLER, SIKIRU SALAWU a.k.a. Youngest, SUNDAY OSENI a.k.a stainless, GANIU a.k.a koko zaria and others took over the conduct of the election at the polling units stated above with arms and ammunition, dangerous weapons such as machetes, charms, amulets was not left out in the presence of the Security Agents without making efforts to arrest the culprits. They rather support the sinister motive and aid them to perpetrate their unlawful acts.

To our surprise, the Security Agents submit themselves to the miscreants and hoodlums to serve as medium tools to bargain with INEC ADHOC STAFF to rig the election of 23rd of February 2019 in favour of the All Progressive (APC) candidates. However, they succeeded in perpetrating their unlawful acts.

We call on the authority concerned to use their good and cancel the above mentioned polling unit’s results and ensure that free and fair election within those affected units in Oshodi / Isolo Constituency 1.s

TAKE NOTICE that our Party stands by the rule of law and upon fragrant, neglect and refusal to act within an hour upon receipt of this petition will lead us with no option than to seek the redress in appropriate quarters.

TAKE FURTHER NOTICE that the conduct of an election is being guided by the 1999constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria as amended, electoral Acts and other miscellaneous provisions that guided an election and any deviance to same automatic call for nullification.

We submit that the election of 23rd of February 2019 at Oshodi /Isolo constituency 1 within the wards and polling units of aforementioned is not in line with the provision of the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, electoral Act and other miscellaneous provisions guiding election; we hereby call for nullification of the same.

We do hope that our demand will meet your satisfaction.

Thank you for your usual cooperation and understanding.

Yours faithfully,

Signed
Hon. Sunday Olaifa
L.G.A Chairman.

Cc:
1. The Assistant Inspector of Police
Zone 2 Command,
Onikan Lagos

2. The Commissioner of Police,
Lagos State Command,
Ikeja Lagos

source : Daily Post

Abass Sulaiman Adegoke, well known as Adegoke is a student of Federal Polytechnic Ede studying Civil Engineering, He is a media enthusiast, loves traveling, and has a special interest in personal development.

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Ex-Senate President warns Tinubu against running for President in 2023

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Former Senate , Dr Iyorchia Ayu has warned the national leader of the All Progressives , APC, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, against running for in 2023.

According to him, Tinubu’s quest to takeover power from President Muhammadu Buhari will erode the political gains he made so far.

He urged the APC national leader to rather support vice president Yemi Osinbajo to succeed President Buhari.

Aye, who also served in three different portfolios as minister in the cabinet of former President Olusegun Obasanjo, also expressed worry that Tinubu has aligned himself with the ‘most backward forces’ in ’s political history.

He said the political group which he has aligned himself with, will soon turn against him.

“Bola Tinubu is my brother, an excellent man, politically clever and hardworking. He has been very successful in his private life.

“But I think like I said in one of my earlier interviews, he has aligned himself with the most backward forces in Nigeria’s political history.

“Rather than liberal and progressive wing of the north, this right wing group he is working with will soon turn against him and destroy him.

“His (Tinubu’s) ambition which is becoming blind will contribute to that self-destruction. He will lose most of what he has gained as a political leader.

“If he has my opinion, I will advise him to continue to play the role of a political leader, but not aspiring to be a government leader.

“He should promote and support the candidature of Yemi Osinbajo, who is obviously an intelligent and competent person,” the ex- Senate President told Nigerian Tribune.

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Osun Guber!!! Aregbesola talks about Adeleke’s victory over Oyetola

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Osun Guber!!! Aregbesola talks about Adeleke’s victory over Oyetola Governor Rauf Aregbesola

Former Osun State Governor, Rauf Aregbesola says the judgment of the Petition Tribunal last Friday, which nullified the of Governor Gboyega Oyetola will not stand.

The tribunal had declared Ademola Adeleke of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as winner.

Aregbesola, in a statement Wednesday night by his Media Adviser, Mr. Sola Fasure, said the report was a rude shock.

He said the majority judgment, as delivered by their Lordship, did not support the cause of electoral justice and might constitute the death knell for properly conducted elections.

Aregbesola said the people rejected the majority judgment and believe that it would not stand scrutiny at the appellate court.

The statement noted that the majority judgment, which held that the rerun election conducted in seven polling units on the September 27, 2018, was illegal, null and void, was equally shocking and amounts to a travesty of justice.

He said the government would appeal the judgment, adding that the verdict would be upturned.

The former governor wondered why elections in 17 polling units would be annulled when there was no evidence of any act known to render them null and void in an election petition, such as over-voting, non-accreditation, ballot box stuffing among others.

Aregbesola contended that concern for substantive justice should have dictated that since the results from the 17 units were duly signed and adjudged by to be authentic, there should not have been any controversy over there validity.

He lamented that the tribunal has effectively disenfranchised the legitimate voters in the 17 polling units and rendered the election undemocratic.

The statement said: “In nullifying the elections in the 17 polling units, the majority judgment predicated it on what is regarded as ‘substantial non-compliance’ with the provisions of the Electoral Act 2010. The said non-compliance, according to the judgment, borders on the failure of INEC’s appointed presiding officers to record accreditation and ballot accounting on the result forms in the 17 polling units.

“There was no evidence of any act known to render election null and void in an election petition such as over voting, non-accreditation, ballot box stuffing etc.

“This much was highlighted in the dissenting judgment of the Chairman of the Tribunal in disagreeing with the majority decision.

“It must be noted that APC and its candidate were not accused of any electoral malfeasance in the 17 polling units. Rather, INEC, a common agent of PDP and APC (and indeed, all the political parties), which neither of the parties has control over was merely accused of not complying with its manual for the election, when the presiding officers appointed for the election failed to make the entries.

“Therefore, the most relevant question one would pose here is: should the tribunal allow APC to suffer as a result of the mistakes or omissions occasioned by the INEC staff? Certainly, no!”

“Equally shocking are the reasons advanced by the two justices. They advanced the proposition that elections in the seven polling units were cancelled by the state collation officer. This was not the case. There were no elections in the seven polling units, and if there was any, the onus was on the petitioners. This onus was not discharged in anyway as no results was tendered.

“The state collation officer in compliance with the margin of lead principle rightly reasoned that the outcomes of the elections could not be determined without conducting polls in the affected elections. Hence the commission’s decision to conduct supplementary elections in line with these principles.”

 

Source: Daily Post

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