Following the reservation of the Appeal Court judgment on the outcome of 2018 Osun Governorship Election, a group of Civil Rights Organizations, have raised the alarm against an alleged attempt by the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, through its National leader, Senator Bola Ahmed Tinubu to compromise the ruling of the Appeal court.
The group said that Tinubu was hell-bent on the favourable outcome of the Appeal panel because of the appellant, Gboyega Oyetola, in the matter, who is Tinubu elder sister’s son.
The new ploy hinged on the public outcry which led to the replacement of an Osun State Born jurist and a close associate of Senator Bola Ahmed Tinubu, Rauf Aregbesola and Chief Bisi Akande of the ruling APC, Hon. Justice JOK Oyewole of Enugu Appeal Court Division by assigning him (Justice Oyewole) to serve as interface between the Appeal Court Panel and Bola Tinubu/APC camp.
The group, in a statement to DAILY POST on Wednesday, signed by Comrade Adeniyi, Alimi Sulaiman, its Executive Chairman, alleged that it has been informed by a source close to the Appeal Court that Hon. Justice JOK Oyewole has been detailed to be relating with the appellate court jurists after their grandstanding to include him (Justice Oyewole) into the appeal panel failed, adding that it was the reason why they could not make the names of the panel Judges public before the sitting for public scrutiny.
While urging Nigerians and lovers of democracy all over the world to rise up in defence of sanctity of judiciary as the last hope of common man in the society, it strongly condemned the latest hanky-panky game of Senator Bola Tinubu and his party, APC, promising that they would
not allow them to subvert the electoral will of the good people of Osun State as being upheld by the majority judgment of lower Tribunal.
It further alleged that the ruling party (APC) had also assigned Justice Oyewole through the backdoor at the stage of writing the majority and minority Judgment of the panel which would ensurevictory to the appellant (Mr. Goyega Oyetola) in the governorship election petition appeal.