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|Indomitable Omisore by AloyEmeka6: 6:19am On Dec 26, 2009|
Omisore, Adelakun win Osun rerun elections
From Yinka Kolawole in Osogbo, 12.25.2009
Friday, December 25, 2009
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) yesterday declared Chief Iyiola Omisore of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) winner of Wednesday’s Osun East Senatorial rerun election in Osun State. Also, the INEC declared Adeoye Adelakun of the PDP winner in the Osogbo Constituency of the Osun State House of Assembly election. In the rerun election, Omisore polled 233,210 votes, his Progressive Peoples Alliance (PPA) counterpart polled 743 votes, Action Congress (AC) polled 5,026 votes and United Nigeria Peoples Party (UNPP) candidate polled 676 votes, while 6,604 votes were nullified.
The total number of registered voters in the constituency is 476,143. In the Osogbo constituency state House of Assembly election, Adelakun polled 21,824, AC, 583 votes, All Nigeria Peoples Party (ANPP) 40 votes, Democratic Peoples Party (DPP) 15 votes, New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP) 33 votes, PPA 741, while 1,144 ballots were nullified.
The AC in the state had boycotted the rerun elections. The party in a statement by its state Secretary, Prince 'Gboyega Famodun, said the decision was borne out of “our firm conviction that INEC is acting in an illegal and irresponsible manner and it is clear that INEC is acting the script of the Peoples Democratic Party by holding a charade in the name of rerun elections in Osun State but with a clear mandate to do the biddings of the Peoples Democratic Party at all cost.
According to the AC, “the purported rerun elections were scheduled by INEC in clear disregard of the pending litigations instituted by our great party for judicial resolutions of germane issues relevant on the competence of INEC as presently constituted as well as failure by INEC to supply and make available current voters register to be used for the rerun elections.” The Court of Appeal, Ibadan Division, had October 29, 2009, nullified the election of Omisore, as Senator representing Osun East Senatorial District and ordered a rerun in the 10 local governments of the senatorial district within 60 days.
The local government are Atakumosa-West, Atakumosa East, Ilesa-East, Ilesa-West, Obokun, Oriade, Ife-South, Ife-East, Ife-Central, and Ife-North. The lower Election Petitions Tribunal which sat in the state had dismissed the petition of the AC candidate, Mr. Babajide Omoworare, and upheld the declaration of the INEC that returned Omisore as the lawful winner of the election. The AC candidate, dissatisfied with the tribunal’s verdict had filed an appeal at the higher court through his counsel, Folasade Aofolaju, alleging that Omisore was not duly elected as Senator.
Omoworare’s prayer was for the court to void Omisore’s election because he was not qualified at the time of the election having been impeached as the state deputy governor by the House of Assembly on December 13, 2002. Based on these allegations, he argued that he ought not to have been returned by the electoral body having failed to satisfy the requirements stipulated by the constitution. He went further that the election was vitiated by substantial non-compliance having been marred by violence, thuggery and intimidation; the electoral body erred by declaring him winner of the election.
In the verdict by the three-man panel of the Appeal Court led by Justice Clara Ogunbiyi, the court held that the lower tribunal erred by upholding Omisore's election having admitted that the election was marred by violence, thuggery and non-compliance with the Electoral Act 2006 in Ife Central, South and East. The three justices - Clara Ogunbiyi, Sidi Bage and Modupe Fasanmi - resolved the issue of non-qualification in favour of the 1st and 2nd respondents saying, only the court of law had the power to pronounce him guilty and not a Code of Conduct or a panel.
And that since no court of law pronounced him guilty of the offence, it could not be held against him. Concerning the issue of non-compliance, the court held that the lower tribunal erred in its conclusion. Justice Ogunbiyi said: “With the findings of the tribunal, it established that there were thuggery, violence and absence of signatures of officials; one wonders what could be a serious proof. They erred in their majority conclusion.”
|Re: Indomitable Omisore by toba1909(m): 8:34am On Dec 26, 2009|
Did i see indomitable up there?
A man not strong enough to convince people to vote for him, rather than rig isn't indomitable.
|Re: Indomitable Omisore by AloyEmeka6: 8:38am On Dec 26, 2009|
Well he is indomitable since his people could not beat him in his own game. This guy murdered Bola Ige and still won an election while in detention. Can you beat that?
|Re: Indomitable Omisore by toba1909(m): 8:52am On Dec 26, 2009|
As far as i am concerned, that's not indomitable.
|Re: Indomitable Omisore by metalgong5(m): 8:57am On Dec 26, 2009|
^^^^ As far as I'm concerned, the Omisore guy won the election . . . . AC loud mouths thought that spearheading false propaganda against their opponents would translate to electoral victory. No!! Nigeria politics doesnt work like that.
|Re: Indomitable Omisore by toba1909(m): 9:18am On Dec 26, 2009|
Can you expatiate further on that pls?
Can you interpret the court ruling that stops the said re-run elections?
It's not about AC, PDP, ANPP et al but the democratic system of our dear country.
|Re: Indomitable Omisore by olafolarin(m): 10:36am On Dec 26, 2009|
The election was stopped and the ourt ordered INEC to update the voters register and send the updated copy to all political parties contesting the election.But instead,INEC sent the 2007 voters register and went ahead with the election despite a subsisting injuction/order restraining INEC from conducting the election.That is "CONTEMPT OF COURT".
AC boycotted and advised its teeming supportsers to stay away from the election and it is a matter of time before a competent Court of law will declare the said charade they called election false,null and void.
Omisore is the gr8test fraud in Yorubas history and was only voted back into the Senate by INEC for him to reclaim the Chairmanship of the Senate Committee on Appropriation.
Time will tell.
|Re: Indomitable Omisore by toba1909(m): 10:58am On Dec 26, 2009|
Thanks for updating the dude.
Guess he doesn't know the consequence of what INEC & PDP did.
|Re: Indomitable Omisore by AloyEmeka6: 5:52am On Dec 27, 2009|
Omisore is the gr8test fraud in Yorubas history and was only voted back into the Senate by INEC for him to reclaim the Chairmanship of the Senate Committee on Appropriation.Word.
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