Stop Defending Looting: why was your lodge not reported as looted?

The Spokesperson to the Osun state Governor,Mallam Abdulrasheed Olawale has called on former Chief Press Secretary to former Osun state Governor, Gboyega Oyetola to stop defending documented looting perpetrated in 90 percent of the government quarters occupied by former government officials.   He said there should be a limit to defending a reprehensible conduct of unscrupulous officials. “The public should ask Mr. Omipidan why his official residence was not listed as looted. Also, the public may want to ask why the official lodge of the former Secretary to the State…

The politics of Osun State By Lasisi Olagunju

“Olagunju, let me know when you want to sell your car because I know you will need money very soon.” I got that text message the day I left government suddenly in November 2010. The sender hid his identity but I could guess the ‘friendly’ corner where it came from. I read it and in amusement showed it to my wife who read it with shock and said “let us pray.” We prayed and God answered every word of the prayer. If the sender is still alive and has a…

JUST IN: Sen Ademola Adeleke sworn in as Osun Governor

The Governor of Osun State, Ademola Adeleke and his deputy, Kola Adewusi, have taken the oath of office and allegiance. The oaths were administered on both men by the Osun State Chief Judge, Adepele Ojo, at the a main bowl of Osogbo City Stadium. Adeleke came into the venue in a long convoy of vehicles at about 11:20am and completed taken his oath at about 11:50am. Present to witness the event were dignitaries that included the Peoples Democratic Party presidential candidate and his running mate, Atiku Abubakar and Ifeanyi Okowa…

PDP donates over 600 cows to residents as Adeleke takes over as Osun Governor

Some members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), who are loyalists of the Osun state governor-elect, Senator Ademola Adeleke have reportedly donated over 600 cows to mark his inauguration ceremony as the Osun State governor today, Sunday, November 27, 2022.   Adeleke will be sworn in today, Sunday, November 27, 2022, to begin a four-year term as the sixth executive governor of the State.   Adeleke had won the Osun gubernatorial election of July 16, 2022, against the main contender and outgoing governor of the State, Adegboyega Oyetola.   Adeleke…

How I sustained Osun economy without borrowing in four years — Oyetola …pays N97billion out of inherited debt, leaves behind over N14 billion cash in State’s coffers

Governor Adegboyega Oyetola of Osun on Saturday disclosed that his administration is leaving behind for the incoming government a total sum of N14billion cash in the State’s coffers.   Oyetola also revealed that his government had successfully paid N97billion from the total debt inherited in 2018 when he assumed office.   He disclosed that his administration didn’t borrow a dime anywhere in the world to finance the economy of the State, saying he successfully kept faith and maintained fidelity with his electoral promises since the assumption of office.   Governor…

Osun Tribunal: INEC fails to produce Adeleke’s Certificates ….. As witness insists he forged them

Osun State Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has told the Election Petition Tribunal that the state office of the commission was not in custody of the certificates of Senator Ademola Adeleke.   The electoral officer made this declaration on Tuesday at the resumed hearing of the petition filed by Governor Adegboyega Oyetola and the All Progressives Congress (APC) against the declaration of Ademola Adeleke of the PDP as Governor-elect.   The REC was billed to appear before the panel in line with a Subpoena…

PDP debunks APC claims on Tribunal Proceedings, says No Court Order on Adeleke’s Certificates *Oyetola’s Petition Lacks Merit

Osun State Chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party(PDP) has debunked news reports that the Tribunal ordered for certificates and 2018 filing of Senator Ademola Adeleke.   In a statement on Thursday, the party said the APC is engaged in misrepresentation as there was no such order and as 2018 matter has no connection to the 2022 proceedings.   Condemning the consistent falsehood from the APC, the PDP noted the APC only sought to serve a subpoena on the electoral body and that the entire 2018 issue will even be challenged…

I’ll reclaim my mandate, Oyetola declares ……. as Osun walks for Tinubu/Shettima

Today, Governor Adegboyega Oyetola of Osun, led thousands of stalwarts of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in the State on a solidarity walk of about 10km, which took them two hours and 15 minutes through major streets of Osogbo, the State capital in support of the party’s presidential candidate, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu and his running mate, Senator Kashim Shettima.   The walk, according to Oyetola, was a means of reciprocating the kind gestures of Asiwaju and to express Osun’s support as a State for his presidential ambition. The Governor…

Osun Tribunal to sit on Saturdays, Public Holidays

The Osun State Election Petition Tribunal hearing the suit filed by Governor Adegboyega Oyetola against the declaration of Ademola Adeleke as Governor-elect, has indicated that it would sit on saturdays and public holidays, as part of efforts to conclude the matter on time.   This was as the Court directed parties to file the scheduling of their witnesses in not less than 24 hours to the tribunal sittings.   These disclosures are contained in the Pre-hearing report, delivered by the Chairman of the panel, Justice Tertsea Kume at the sitting…

Osun Tribunal concludes Pre-hearing, commences hearing October 26 ….. As Panel suspends ruling on PDP, INEC’s Applications

Osun State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal will on October 26 begin full hearing of the petition filed by Governor Adegboyega Oyetola of the All Progressives Congress (APC) against the declaration of Senator Ademola Adeleke as Governor-elect.   The Tribunal made this pronouncement after concluding pre-hearing session on Thursday.   This is just as the tribunal was asked to dismiss the applications of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the Independent National Electoral commission (INEC), seeking the discontinuation of the petition brought to it by Governor Oyetola.   Counsel for Oyetola…