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Women rights activist warns INEC against hanky-panky over Osun poll

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Mrs. Adeola Adeyemi

A women rights activist,Mrs. Adeola Adeyemi has warned the authority
of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) against
playing hanky-panky in their dealings with the African Democratic
Party (ADC),alleging the electoral body of insincerity in their
preparation of the forthcoming guber poll in the State.

Mrs. Adeyemi also alleged that the electoral umpire was planning to
rig out the party(ADC) and its candidates from the governorship race,
threatening to use the democratic means of approaching the court of
competent jurisdiction to seek redress.

In a signed statement by Adeyemi and  copies were made available to
newsmen at the weekend, She  observed that since emergency of the
retired Justice Olamide Folahanmi Oloyede as Deputy governorship
candidate of the  ADC, the Commission has begun the  playing of
political card of ruling party to disqualify the incorruptible jurist
and her party from the forthcoming guber race in Osun State.

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The Women activist who strongly condemned the recent omission of the
name of Justice Oloyede as deputy governorship candidate of the
African Democratic Party(ADC) in the Commission’s bulletin after the
leadership of the party had done the necessary constitutional step of
nominating her name for the position.

Mrs. Adeyemi, who is Executive Director, Women Advancement Development
Initiative(WADI), recalled that the Commission had earlier made an
avoidable error by not including the party(ADC) and its logo in the
recent released pre-election specimen to the affected political
parties in the State.

According to her,”INEC earlier deliberate omission of retired Justice
Olamide Folahanmi Oloyede’s name as ADC’ deputy gubernatorial
candidate from the list of contestants for the forthcoming guber poll,
has brought confusion into the ADC camp which made Oloyede’s
supporters across the length and breadth of the State to begin to be
panicked.

Adeyemi therefore urged the women folks in the State to continue their
support for Justice Oloyede and her Principal, Alhaji Fatai Akinade
Akinade Akinbade  before and during the forthcoming governorship poll
in the state.