- An Osogbo high court has ordered the police to release a PDP chieftain, Fatai Diekola, and two others from detention
- The order was given by Justice A.O Ayoola following an application filed on behalf of Diekola, Sikiru Lawal and Segun Adekilekun
- The PDP chieftain was reportedly attacked by hoodlums who claimed to be loyal to the APC
Emerging reports claim that an Osogbo high court on Wednesday, September 26, charged Nigerian Police Force to release a Peoples Democratic Party chieftain, Fatai Oyedele Diekola and two others from detention.
The Punch reports that the charge was given by Justice A.O Ayoola following an application filed on behalf of Diekola, Sikiru Lawal and Segun Adekilekun.
The reports also have it that a certified true copy of the order, was in Osogbo, made available by a former commissioner of information, Sunday Akere, who is Diekola’s friend.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that Fatai Oyedele, a top chieftain of the PDP was reportedly attacked by hoodlums who claimed to be loyal to the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Oyedele, popularly called Diekola, was allegedly attacked following the decision of Independent Electoral Commission (INEC) to declare the state's gubernatorial election held on Saturday, September 22, inconclusive.
Diekola with some PDP's member in the state had come to Alekuwodo Ward 5, Unit 17 to canvass for votes ahead of the Thursday rerun election.
The alleged APC members, along with thugs, were reportedly also at the place for the same mission, leading to a clash which led to the attack on the PDP chieftain.
In a related development, the APC said Senator Ademola Adeleke of the PDP would suffer defeat in the Osun state governorship rerun election even if he gets the support of the SDP candidate, Iyiola Omisore.
Kunle Oyatomi, the director of publicity, research and strategy of the APC in Osun made the statement on Tuesday, September 25, when reacting to reports that Senator Bukola Saraki had visited Omisore to woo him ahead of the rerun poll holding in seven polling units in four local government areas of the state.
The APC chieftain said Adeleke’s chances in the election were slim because the PDP governorship aspirant was the least educated and qualified candidate.
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