Oyo APC Accuses Accord Chieftains Of Ploy To Mislead The Judiciary …Warns Them Of Consequences
The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Oyo State has accused 5 chieftains of the opposition Accord of hatching vicious ploys to mislead the judiciary and members of the public in their alleged surreptitious plans to unseat Senator Monsurat Sunmonu who defeated their preferred candidate, Mr. Oyebisi Ilaka, in the last general election.
Five persons had in a suit number FHC/ABJ/CS/760/2015 filed last month at a Federal High Court, Abuja claimed to have been misled into casting their respective votes for Sen. Sunmonu of the APC against other contestants and having discovered that “she is a British Citizen”, they prayed the court to remove the Senator who is representing Oyo Central Senatorial district at the upper legislative chamber of the National Assembly.
The 5 plaintiffs in the suit are; Mr. Abiodun Wahab Azeez, Alhaji Bola Akinyemi, Hon. Chief Emmanuel Oladeji, Chief Samuel Adebayo Elegbede and Chief Thomas Ajao.
But in a statement issued yesterday in Ibadan by its director of publicity and strategy, Olawale Sadare, the APC described the 5 men as “bare-faced liars who are chieftains of Accord seeking another furtive means to blackmail a distinguished senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria who had defeated their own candidate (Bisi Ilaka) at the poll on March 28, 2015.”
According to him, ?”The ground on which they just approached the Federal High Court, Abuja to blackmail Sen. Monsurat Sunmonu formed the nucleus of their earlier petition before the tribunal which was dismissed for lacking in merit and we are aware they have again headed for the Court of Appeal to upturn the sound judgment.
“For the avoidance of doubt, Alhaji Bola Akinyemi is the Administrative Secretary of the Accord Party in Oyo State and he was to be included as a principal witness in the Ladoja vs Ajimobi governorship election petition before the tribunal declined on account of a procedural error by the Petitioners’ lawyers. On the other hand, Abiodun Wahab and Emmanuel Oladeji are leaders of the Accord in Oluyole and Oyo East local government areas respectively.
“Apart from the fact that these Bisi Ilaka foot-soldiers are chasing mere shadows, it is obvious that these unscrupulous and desperate politicians are up to a game of treachery not minding the legal implications of tissues of lies they have again sworn to on oath. We, therefore, urge them to retrace their steps or be made to face the wrath of the law.” Sadare stated.