Litigant denies filing fresh suit against Adeleke, PDP

Litigant denies filing fresh suit against Adeleke, PDP

- A PDP member in Osun state, Ajayi Shuaib, has denied filing fresh suit against Adeleke, his party and INEC

- Shuaib said his name was fraudulently used in the fresh litigation instituted against Adeleke

- The litigant noted that he was shocked to hear that he was alleged to have sued Adeleke and his party

Ajayi Shuaib, a member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Odo-Otin local government area of Osun state, on Thursday, May 16, denied filing fresh suit against Senator Ademola Adeleke, his party and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

Channels TV reports that a fresh litigation with no FHC/OS/16/19 was on Monday, May 13, instituted against Adeleke, PDP and INEC at the Federal High Court, Osogbo by Ajayi Shuaib on behalf of himself and concerned members of the PDP.

Legit.ng gathered that while denying the suit, Ajayi maintained that his name was fraudulently used by one Bukola Adewale to file fresh case against Adeleke, the PDP and INEC, contending that he knew nothing about the litigation.

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In a sworn affidavit deposed to at the Federal High Court, Osogbo, Ajayi said: “On the 5th of May, 2019, one Bukola Adewale, came to my house at Agbeye, Odo-Otin. I was not at home when he came, but he met my wife at home.”

Ajayi said Adewale spoke to him on phone while in his house that in respect of the job he was seeking, that he had gotten a way to get him a job, that his PDP membership card with a passport photograph would be needed. He said he directed his wife to give it to him, adding that Adewale came to meet him at Inisa.

He said: “On the 10th day of May, 2019, Bukola Adewale called me on phone and invited me to meet him in Osogbo. What I got to him, he said the people we were to see were somewhere in Gbongan/Abere road. We took a taxi to meet the people there.

“When we got there, we met one lawyer Oyagbile, the lawyer asked whether Adewale had explained the issue of the job to me. Thereafter, lawyer Oyagbile said I needed to sign some forms. He gave them to me and I signed same and he also collected my passport. I left both of them there and went back home.

“Surprisingly and unexpectedly, on the 13th of May, the for state organising secretary of the PDP, Musibau Abioye called me on phone to inquire why I had sued our governorship candidate, Senator Ademola Adeleke.

“I was shocked to hear this. I told him I did not sue Senator Ademola Adeleke. I never told anybody of my intention to sue anybody let alone the governorship candidate of the PDP who I have always supported and voted for as my party’s candidate.”

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Describing the use of his name as fraudulent, Ajayi stressed that, “I did not authorise my name to be used as an applicant in this suit. I depose to this affidavit in good faith believing same to be these and correct in accordance with the oaths.”

Legit.ng had previously reported that Adeleke was on Wednesday, May 15, dragged to a Federal High Court in Osogbo, the state capital by one Ajayi Shuaib for PDP members.

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