- An Osun high court on Tuesday, February 8, struck out the suit filed by members of The Osun Progressives (TOP)
- TOP is a parallel APC faction formed by a former governor of the state, Rauf Aregbesola, during the last congress
- The fact is seeking the court's order to annul the election of the current executives of the APC in the state
Osun - A sitting at an Osun high court presided over by Justice Sikiru Oke, on Tuesday, February 8, struck out a suit instituted by pro-Rauf Aregbesola’s group, The Osun Progressives (TOP).
In the suit filed by the former Osun governor's allies, Odetayo Olubunmi and Olanrewaju Esther appealed to the court to annul the state congress that elected the Gboyega Famodun-led state executive and declare their faction as the recognised officials of the state chapter, Punch reports.
However, the court struck out the suit based on the consideration of the prayer made by the counsel for the sixth defendant.
The counsel's application was premised on the continued absence of the plaintiffs and/or their Counsel and their refusal to serve the originating processes on the first to fifth defendants.
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Osun APC crisis takes new turn as Aregbesola's strong loyalist fights 'dirty' against Oyetola
Meanwhile, Kolapo Alimi, a strong loyalist of the minister of interior, Rauf Aregbesola, on Sunday, February 6, vowed to ensure he works against the second term governorship ambition of Adegboyega Oyetola.
Alimi said Oyetola would definitely fail at his second term governorship ambition betraying his predecessor's trust.
Having served as a commissioner for local government and chieftaincy affairs in the state, Alimi in a viral video recorded at TOP's weekly meeting, said Oyetola’s ambition to return as governor would not succeed.
Alimi said while he has suffered during the court cases in Abuja, he was more pained by Oyetola's betrayal of the former governor, Aregbesola.
He added that every scheme by Oyetola to return to office as the governor of Osun state would be a nullity.
“Oyetola will only succeed in his ambition if he did not betray Aregbesola’s trust and mine towards making him the governor..."