- National Action Council chairman, Olapade Agoro, has blamed tension in Osun politics on the police, INEC and judicial system
- Agoro said Senator Adeleke has no legal and moral right to contest the 2018 Osun guber election
- The NAC boss, who vowed to take legal action against Adeleke, also faulted the verdict of Osun tribunal panel
Olapade Agoro, the national chairman of National Action Council (NAC), has blamed the present political situation in Osun state on ineffectiveness of the police, judiciary system and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
Speaking on the tension generated by recent declaration of the tribunal panel recognising Senator Ademola Adeleke as the winner of 2018 Osun governorship election, Agoro berated the police and judiciary for initially allowing Adeleke to contest, Daily Independent reports.
According to him, the PDP candidate was highly neck-deep in criminal cases, and thus lacked the legal right and moral rectitude to contest.
He, however, called for the review of the police system, adding that sanity can only be brought into the country's politics through the effectiveness of the police, judiciary and INEC.
He said: ''Under normal circumstances, Adeleke should not have moral and legal right to contest Osun governorship election because he has series of criminal cases leveled against him.
''He was also accused of making effort to obtain Secondary School certificate through dubious means.
''He that must come with equity must come with clean hands. The PDP has not done this country any good for presenting such people for election in the country.
“Somebody who is supposed to be in detention for all the criminal charges against him is now claiming to have won the state governorship election. INEC is blind as a body because it must not have cleared him for the election if it had done it assignment properly.
“Our judiciary and the police have failed to arraign, prosecute and pass judgment to bring Adeleke to justice. Is it because his family has money that INEC, police and judiciary have failed to do their job as expected?”
Agoro, who vowed to take legal action against Adeleke, further said the judgment of the tribunal panel has set a bad precedence for Nigerian politics.
He based his premises on the grounds that with the development, criminals have been given a free will to openly contest political position, leaving the power in the hand of worst people.
He said: “I am not against his person or the family. I love the family but what I am saying is that what lesson will his emergence as governor of a state portray for the country.
''The judgment of the tribunal is sending wrong signal to everyone that Adeleke with criminal cases on his neck now be in position of authority in Nigeria. Tomorrow, anybody can come with bad record to become President of this country.”
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Meanwhile, APC and Osun governor, Gboyega Oyetola, had asked the Abuja Appeal Court to reverse the decision of tribunal panel recognising Senator Ademola Adeleke as the winner of the state governorship election held in 2018.
Legit.ng had reported that Adeleke, the candidate PDP in the Osun gubernatorial election, was declared the authentic winner by Justice Peter Obiora-led tribunal panel. The panel also mandated the INEC to issue the certificate of return to Senator Adeleke.
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