Adeoti: ‘Disregard Social Media Rumour, APC Yet To Constitute Electoral Appeal Committee’

The Osun Progressives ,TOP has cleared the news making rounds that the petition of Alhaji Moshood Adeoti against the governorship primary election of the All Progressives Congress, APC, has been dismissed.

The factional group also disclosed that the Appeal Committee of the APC primary election is yet to be constituted.

It will be recalled that the All Progressives Congress in Osun State had their gubernatorial primary election on February 19.

Three aspirants Governor Gboyega Oyetola, former Deputy Speaker, House of Representatives, Lasun Yusuff and former Secretary to the State Government, SSG, Alhaji Moshood Adeoti contested the primary election.

Oyetola polled 222,169 to defeat his closest rival, the former SSG, Adeoti who polled 12,921 while the ex- Deputy Speaker of the House of Representative polled 460 votes.

In a statement issued on Sunday by the Publicity Secretary of the group, Abiodun Agboola, he said it will be an act of impunity and total disregard to democratic process if truly the Appeal Committee had sat and dismissed Adeoti's appeal without due process.

Agboola said Adeoti participated in the governorship primary and was rigged out with impunity by Governor Oyetola who manipulated the election process in his own favour because he is a member of the National Caretaker and Extra Ordinary Convention Planning Committee that organised the primary. 

"In line with the guideline and timetable of the primary, Alhaji Adeoti filed a petition to the Osun APC governorship primary election Appeal Committee on Tuesday, February 22. 

"His lawyers were at the National Secretariat of the APC on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday with the aim of knowing and meeting the Appeal Committee. 

"They were told that the National Secretariat was yet to constitute the committee and up till now, we are not aware of any Appeal Committee on the Osun APC governorship primary. 

"We are however surprised to read the junks, OT better put, rumour on social media that the Appeal Committee had sat and dismissed Alhaji Adeoti's petition. We urge the general public to disregard such rumour.

"As far as we are concerned, the Appeal Committee is yet to be constituted, because Adeoti or his lawyers were never informed of any, nor invited to appear before any to defend the petition against the sham called election."

According to him , he said the group are still waiting for official information from the National Secretariat on the Appeal Committee, noting that as far as they are concerned, the purported dismissal of Adeoti's petition is still a rumour.


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