‘Supreme Court Will Correct Rape Of Our Constitutional Democracy’ – Bayo Adelabu tells ALGON

‘Bayo Adelabu, the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in the 2019 election in Oyo State, has supported the decision of the dissolved Oyo council chairmen, caretakers and councillors to take their case to the Supreme Court after it was ruled out by an Appeal Court in Ibadan.

Adelabu also compelled all major stakeholders of Oyo APC to support the dismissed ALGON members, stating that the sacked chairmen would get justice at the apex court.

ALGON, Oyo State chapter had taken the State Government and Governor Seyi Makinde to court for dismissing them from their offices. Although a high court ruling had favoured them, an appeal court ruled in favour of the state and Makinde.


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Dear Progressives,

I received with amazement and utmost disappointment the news of the unexpected and unfavourable Appeal court judgement delivered in Ibadan today on the ALGON vs Oyo State govt case. I want to enjoin our party members not to feel depressed or discouraged with this development as it is just a temporary setback. All we need to do now is to see this as an opportunity to bury all our differences, unite as a party more than ever before. This will enable us to rally all the necessary support, moral, financial and political, for ALGON to proceed to the Supreme court to seek redress and achieve victory for our party. I believe we have a good case at hand. Given all the facts presented to the court and the precedents cited by the counsels during the hearing, victory for ALGON was expected and almost assured. I’m confident that the Supreme court will correct this injustice and rape of our constitutional democracy.

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This case should not be seen as that of ALGON alone but a case to be taken up by every constitutional democracy-loving member of our party and the general public to ensure that the rule of law prevails. I’m excited at developments and reactions within our party following this judgement as critical stakeholders within the party are now showing unwavering interest in pushing this case forward. I’m appealing to all and sundry to let us use this opportunity to unite all members and fight this case with a unity of purpose and as a common cause to the end. I see light at the end of the tunnel.

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I want to use this opportunity to appeal to our party leadership to immediately summon stakeholders meeting on the next step as soon as the lawyers’ review and interpretation of the judgement are concluded. Evil can only prevail when the righteous are quiet. I’m renewing my dedication and commitment to this cause irrespective of steps taken to date on this same case and I also promise to reach out to other critical stakeholders and like minds to rally support for ALGON at the state, regional and national level. May God bless our struggle.

Aluta continua, Victoria Acerta.

Adebayo A. Adelabu FCA, FCIB


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