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Group alleges bribery, threatens to drag Osun Tribunal Judges to NJC, EFCC, ICPC, over judgement on gov. election



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A human rights organization, the Centre for Human Rights and Social Justice (CHRSJ), has declared the Friday majority judgement of the Osun Election Petition Tribunal as unacceptable to the people of Osun State, describing the judgement as Kangaroo, jankara and pure miscarriage of justice.

The Centre for Human Rights and Social Justice (CHRSJ) in a statement by the Executive Chairman, Adeniyi Alimi Sulaiman, Revolutionary Alfa,

declared that the judgement was an act of conspiracy to subvert the Will of Osun people given to Governor Ademola Jackson Nurudeen Adeleke on July 16th,2022 during the gubernatorial election, alleging that the judgement was given to highest bidder against the international best judicial and democratic practices.


Sulaiman said that the group (CHRSJ) would soon approach the National Judicial Council (NJC) and anti- graft agencies of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) for investigation of the Tribunal Judges, noting that it has come to the notice of the human rights organization (CHRSJ) on how the affected judges were allegedly receiving graft from one of the parties in the matter to deliver kangaroo judgement in favour of the gallant election loser, who the  group alleged went to the extent of allegedly giving landed property to the Tribunal Judges in choice area in Lagos and Abuja, respectively.

The group, therefore, demanded  the Judicial Council (NJC) and security agents and Interpol to place the judges of the Osun Governorship Election Petition Tribunal and their family members, especially, their wives and children, on security watch by obtaining their National Identity Numbers(NIN), Bank Verification Number (BVN) and filled Code of Conduct  Form for the period of year 2022 to 2027, alleging that “in most cases, these bribe-taker judges were using their wives, children, relatives and both local and international fugitive to receive their graft.”

The group in the statement by the  Executive Chairman, Comrade Adeniyi Alimi Sulaiman, maintained that the said Tribunal judgement had no bearing in the case before it.

Sulaiman argued that the Tribunal judgement delivered in favour of Gboyega Oyetola without any tangible prove of alleged over-voting in the July 16th, 2022 governorship election in Osun State. He stated that during the trial of  the case before Tribunal, Oyetola did not call any party agent that witnessed the election at the various alleged polling units to testify before the Tribunal in order to prove the alleged over voting in the election beyond reasonable doubt.

Sulaiman, who doubles as National Coordinator, Osun West Political Agenda (OWEPA), declared total support for Governor Ademola Adeleke’s mandate, stressing that it would not be possible for Oyetola, as they did in 2019, to hijack the mandate freely given to Senator Ademola Adeleke at the poll through the backdoor of judiciary.

Sulaiman warned the judicial officers against delivery of jankara judgement to set the peaceful Osun State on fire because of personal pockets without minding the implications of such frivolous judgement on the populace of the State, believing that the judgement of the Tribunal would be upturned by the higher Courts of the land.

According to CHRSJ; ” It has been showing clearly now that the former Governor of Osun State, Gboyega Oyetola, and the Speaker of the State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Timothy Owoeye, of the All Progressives Congress (APC) had pre- knowledge of the outcome of the Tribunal judgement in favour of their rejected party during the governorship poll of July 16th, 2022, going by the recent statement credited to them in the public functions and also widely reported by the news media across the globe that Oyetola will soon come back to power of the State through the backdoor.

“But they should know now that all their abracadabra to manipulate the judiciary in their favour as part of their efforts to subvert the wish of God on the good people of Osun, had been exposed and they cannot use judiciary as a tool to stage a comeback to power of the State through the backdoor.   Gboyega Oyetola should know better now that he cannot rule the State by force as he cannot force himself on the good people of the State.

“People of the State had rejected Oyetola at the guber poll and it would not be possible for him to use judiciary to get what he could not get at the poll on July 16th, 2022, to rule the State by force. What they did in 2019 in Osun and Imo States by using the judiciary to sustain their manipulation still fresh in the memory of the masses of the State. Oyetola has gone for good in the State and people of the State had moved on from where Oyetola left them and President Muhammadu Buhari and Chief Justice of Nigeria, Honourable Justice Oluwakayode Ariwoola, should warn judicial officers not to set Osun State on fire with their jankara judgement.”


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