By Michael 0fulue, Osogbo
The Osun State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has cautioned the former Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the party Timi Frank over bribing allegations ahead of Supreme Court judgement between former Governor Gboyega Oyetola and the State Governor, Ademola Adeleke.
Frank, who is an ally of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar in a statement warned supreme Court judges to hold on to their interigity and tow the line of Appeal Court who unanimously affirmed Adeleke as duely elected Governor of Osun State in delivering its judgement
A statement by the acting State Chairman of APC in Osun State, Sooko Lawal warned Frank, to desist from taking an undue advantage of the judiciary by blackmailing it on the pending state election petition between Oyetola and Adeleke.
Frank had in a statement frivolously alleged that some desperate politicians are planning to make use of ‘monetary inducement, coercion and intimidation using state security agencies to influence the judgement of the Supreme Court’ in a publication that went viral in social media recently.
Lawal disclosed that the monetary inducement allegation against the justices was only designed by Frank and his sponsors to blackmail the judiciary after Frank’s sponsors failed in their bid to blackmail Oyetola from going to the Supreme Court.
He further said that Frank and his sponsors are deliberately blackmailing the revered highest judicial officers of the Supreme Court since the rules of their practice outlaws them from joining any issue with any rabble-rouser who might have woken up from the wrong side of his bed to be spewing mere conjectures.
The state acting chairman of the APC noted that it was wrong for Frank to have deliberately opted for the dragging of the judiciary in the mud because of his own political interest, saying that he should stop judging the Osun APC leaders by the standard of his sponsors.
In Lawal’s words: “Frank should be in the know of the fact that the invention of any cock-and-bull story in the corner of his room with the intention to rubbishing the hard-earned reputation of the judicial officers on the altar of politics would not attract to him any positive estimation of his person.
“But Frank is knowledgeable and experienced enough in the field of partisan and theoretical politics for him to know that litigation is a veritable aspect of the governorship election process in Nigeria,”
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