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IDO-OSUN : OBA ABIMBOLA MOURNS DEATH OF A CLOSE ALLY

PUSH NEWS 24 INTERNATIONAL : May 19th 2024

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Headline: Oba Abimbola Akile Balogun Mourns the Demise of Alayemore of Ido-Osun, HRM Oba (Dr.) Aderemi Adeen Adedapo

May 19, 2024 – The traditional and royal circles of Nigeria are enveloped in grief as Oba Abimbola Akile Balogun expressed profound sorrow over the passing of his close ally, the Alayemore of Ido-Osun, HRM Oba (Dr.) Aderemi Adeen Adedapo. The monarch’s demise marks a significant loss for the Ido-Osun community and the larger Yoruba kingdom.

Oba Balogun, the revered leader of Okun-Ade, Yoruba African Kingdom in Dallas, Texas, in a release made available to the media and signed by the Director of Palace Communications, paid homage to the life and legacy of Oba Adedapo, highlighting his unwavering dedication to the welfare and development of Ido-Osun. In his statement, Oba Balogun remarked, “HRM Oba Aderemi Adeen Adedapo was more than a fellow monarch; he was a brother, a confidant, and a pillar of strength. His wisdom, leadership, and compassion will be dearly missed.”

The late Oba Adedapo was renowned for his relentless efforts in promoting cultural heritage, fostering unity, and spearheading various community development projects. His tenure as the Alayemore saw numerous initiatives aimed at improving the standard of living for his people and preserving the rich traditions of Ido-Osun.

Consoling the indigenes of Ido-Osun, Oba Akile Balogun urged the community to draw strength from the remarkable legacy left behind by their beloved monarch. “In these trying times, Ido-Osun should hold firm to the values and vision that Oba Adedapo instilled in us. Let his memory be a guiding light as we navigate this period of mourning,” he said.

The passing of Oba Adedapo has indeed left a void in the hearts of many, but his impact on the cultural and socio-economic landscape of Ido-Osun remains indelible. The community, along with fellow monarchs and well-wishers, continues to offer prayers and support to the royal family during this difficult time.

As the traditional rites commence, the people of Ido-Osun and the wider Yoruba kingdom will honor the memory of a monarch whose reign was characterized by progress, unity, and an unwavering commitment to his people’s prosperity.

Push News 24 International extends heartfelt condolences to the Ido-Osun community and joins in mourning the loss of a great leader, HRM Oba (Dr.) Aderemi Adeen Adedapo.

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SUPREME COURT NULLIFIES APC PARTICIPATION IN FEB 25TH ELECTIONS

PUSH NEWS 24 INTERNATIONAL : March 30th, 2023

The Supreme Court on Thursday in Abuja nullified the purported participation of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the February 25 Senatorial election in Gombe South Senatorial District of Gombe State.

………The Apex Court kicked out APC and its purported candidate, Joshua Lidani out of the Senatorial contest on the ground that the party failed to conduct a primary election known to law for the purpose of candidate nomination.

Delivering judgment in an appeal brought before it by the APC, the Supreme Court held that the party murdered internal democracy in the ways and manners its primary election for Gombe South Senatorial candidate nomination was conducted.

Among others, the APC Primary Election Panel that conducted the primary election allocated the same figure to all the Senatorial aspirants that participated in the purported primary election result sheet.

In the same vein, the report of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) monitoring team, read in the open court confirmed that no primary election was conducted at the time the monitoring team left the venue due to the threat to lives but only heard that figures were allocated to all aspirants later.

Although the APC made spirited efforts to persuade the Justices, the persuasion was, however, rejected as the Apex Court upheld the concurrent findings of both the Federal High Court and the Court of Appeal to the effect that the party did not comply with laws in the conduct of the purported primary election.

In a unanimous judgment delivered by Justice John Inyang Okoro, the Supreme Court scolded APC for turning the head of internal democracy upside down.

Justice Okoro said primary election must be conducted in accordance with the laws, regulations and guidelines of political parties.

“It is crystal clear that the appellant (APC) did not do well in the instant case and the implication is that the party has no candidate in the last Senatorial election in the Gombe South Senatorial District.

“If they won the Senatorial election, too bad for it because it has no lawful candidate and if it lost in the election, the better for it”, the Court held.

Justice Okoro subsequently dismissed the appeal by the APC.