- The Lagos chapter of APC has challenged the candidate of the PDP for the state senatorial by-election, Babatunde Gbadamosi, to publicly address the allegation of forgery leveled against him
- Seye Oladejo, the party's spokesperson in the state, said that Gbadamosi should not stand for the election since he has failed the integrity test
- Oladeejo, however, urged the INEC to disqualify the PDP candidate for giving it false information
The All Progressives Congress (APC) has declared that the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the December 5, Lagos East senatorial by-election, Babatunde Olalere Gbadamosi known as BOG, is not fit to contest the election.
The party in a statement issued by its spokesperson, Seye Oladejo, on Wednesday, November 25, and sent to Legit.ng, emphasised that Gbadamosi and his party should be disqualified from the race over the allegation of forgery and perjury leveled against him.
Oladejo asked the Inspector-General of Police to investigate and prosecute the PDP candidate for giving false information on oath in his Form EC9 submitted to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and absconding from the mandatory National Youth Service Corps (NYSC).
The statement read:
This action seeks to compel the IGP to investigate and prosecute BOG for offences bordering on giving false information on oath in his Form EC9 submitted to INEC and absconding mandatory National Youth Service (NYSC).
"The action enables the police to invite, investigate and prosecute BOG before or after the elections. Thus the holding of the elections does not affect the substance of the suit."
The party added that based on the allegation of forgery, Gbadamosi should be disqualified from contesting the upcoming elections or any other elections in Nigeria.
Oladedejo stressed that BOG presented to INEC a WAEC certificate which, according to him, is materially different from what is on the official website of WAEC contrary to the provisions of the constitution.
He said it is believed by APC that the result BOG submitted to INEC did not contain the accurate result obtained and hence same may have been falsified.
"This action seeks to disqualify BOG from contesting the upcoming elections or any other elections having presented to INEC a WAEC cerificate which is materially different from that contained on the official website of WAEC contrary to the provisions of the constitution.
"Whilst in the result presented to INEC BOG is said to have sat for 5 subjects and obtained 4 credits, in the result online, he is said to have sat for 8 subjects and failed 3 incuding Mathematics and Bible Knowledge. It is believed by APC that the result submitted to INEC does not contain the accurate result obtained and hence same may have been falsified.
The APC also urged the court to mandate the INEC to nullify or quash any votes which BOG may score during the upcoming elections as the candidate of the PDP.
It further stressed:
"The suit questions how BOG would gain admission into LASU having not sat for the minimum number of subjects required by WAEC. There are also indications that the PDP senatorial candidate, Gbadamosi did not participate in the one year mandatory National Youth Service (NYSC) as claimed.
"Gbadamosi whose Wikipedia page shows that he attended the university failed to indicate the course of study. Sources who attended the same University also claimed NOT to be familiar with the name either back in school or on the University’s Alumni handbook.
Oladejo said that BOG has refused to openly address the inconsistencies and irregularities that question his self-acclaimed credibility and transparency.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that a former governor of Osun state, Prince Olagunsoye Oyinlola, called on his successor and minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola not to disturb Governor Adegboyega Oyetola.
It was reported that there has been an alleged cold war between the minister and the governor with some media reports citing Aregbesola's eagerness to dictate to the governor as the genesis of the disagreement.
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