but that whoever wanted to join should take the proper channel in order not to jeopardise the party pedigree and integrity. Reacting, Oke’s Campaign Manager, Mr Bola Ilori, said that AD’s legal adviser’s position was a “distraction and entertainment’’.
NATIONAL Legal Adviser, Alliance for Democracy, AD, Mr Kehinde Aworele, has said the party’s National Executive Committee, NEC, did not recognise Chief Olusola Oke as its governorship candidate in Ondo state. Aworele said this at the weekend when addressing newsmen in Akure. Oke, who claims to be AD’s gubernatorial flag bearer for the election coming up on Nov. 26, had in 2012, contested governorship election in the state on the platform of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and lost. He defected to All Progressives Congress (APC), where he vied for governorship ticket for the November poll but was unsuccessful. He immediately switched to AD and claimed to have picked its gubernatorial mandate for the election. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) recalls that the AD National Organising Secretary,
ALL PROGRESSIVES Congress, APC, in Ekiti State has lampooned Justice Sylvester Ungwuta of the Supreme Court over claim that the Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, and his Science and Technology counterpart, Ogbonnaya Onu, allegedly tried to influence him to remove Peoples Democratic Party governors; Ekiti State’s Ayodele Fayose, Rivers’ Nyesom Wike and their Ebonyi counterpart, Dave Umahi, in the election petitions appeals decided by justices of the Supreme Court. It stated that for failing to report the alleged persuasion to subvert justice to the right quarters is a betrayal of the oath of office which the justice took to preserve the integrity of the judiciary and to ensure justice. The DSS had last week raided the homes of Justices Ungwuta and John Inyang Okoro, making revelations on the cash in local and foreign currencies discovered as alleged proceeds of bribes to influence judgments in election matters. Justice Okoro responded, saying he was being victimized for refusing to help Amaechi influence election petitions judgments in Rivers, Akwa Ibom and Abia states. For Ungwuta, he alleged that he was being victimised by the Federal Government for his refusal to help APC leaders, Amaechi and Onu, to influence election petitions judgments in Ekiti, Rivers and
Mr Ibrahim Abdollah, had in a communiqué on Oct. 14 in Akure, after the party’s NEC meeting said the party was unaware of Oke’s candidature. Aworele told newsmen that there were certain decisions taken solely by the National Chairman of the party, Chief Joseph Avazi, which ought to have been done by the NEC. He maintained that the outcome of Oct. 14 NEC meeting remained binding, saying, “we have said that Olusola Oke is not known to the party because he does not follow proper procedure of the party, so he is not even a member of AD. “On the issue of his eligibility, I will not comment on that because it is pending before the Federal High Court, Akure. “But, I can tell you that he is not a member of our party because he has not complied with the constitutional procedure of our party by which a candidate should emerge. He said the party had a candidate named Mr Akin Olowookere, who purportedly stepped down for Olusola Oke, but had not formally informed the party. Aworele said: “It was some members of the party who went to the media that we had rescinded our earlier decision through the communiqué issued by the party’s NEC. “There was information that Olusola Oke met some members who later spoke against our decision but this cannot be valid. “As at today, we have passed a vote of no confidence on the national chairman, national secretary and national auditor of the party and it is the NEC of the party that can make a change of that decision. “I don’t have anything against Oke as a person; he is a nice gentleman and a member of my profession but he should not come through the backdoor.’’ He said the party needed more members but that whoever wanted to join should take the proper channel in order not to jeopardise the party pedigree and integrity. Reacting, Oke’s Campaign Manager, Mr Bola Ilori, said that AD’s legal adviser’s position was a “distraction and entertainment’’.


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