Osun State APC Gives Police Deadline, DSS Two Weeks To Prosecute Fani-Kayode Over Alleged Rigging Video

February 21, 2015 6:40 pm

All Progressive Congress () in , Friday, gave a two-week
ultimatum to the Police Force and the Department of State
Service (DSS), to arrest the director of Media of Goodluck Jonathan
Campaign Organisation, Femi Fani-Kayode over a video he alleged showed
how APC rigged last year’s governorship polls in the state.

The party, while reacting to claims by the former Minister of
Aviation when he appeared on a Lagos-based television on Thursday, said
should security agents fail to prosecute Fani-Kayode, it would compel
Osun State Governor Rauf Aregbesola to set up an independent panel to
look into the matter.

The party also threatened to institute a legal action against
Fani-Kayode, if he failed to apologize for allegedly telling lies
against it, stressing that the video was fabricated and meant to malign
State APC chairman, Prince Gboyega Famodun, while addressing a press
conference in Osogbo, the state capital said that the People’s
Democratic Party () intended to use the video to deceive Nigerians.
However, Osun APC will not allow any individual or party to drag its image in the mud.
“APC is demanding for an independent Judicial Commission of Inquiry
into the entire process leading to the Osun Election. We demand an
exposition of all that happened two weeks to the election,the night
before the election and on the day of the election up to the
announcement of election result the following morning”.
“When the panel of inquiry is convoked,it must be given the power to
extract evidence from anybody through invitation and that nobody must
refuse to appear before it.
“Failure by the President, National Assembly and security agents to
act on this within two weeks, we will call on the governor, Mr. Rauf
Aregbesola to take up the task of setting up a panel of inquiry without
delay,” Famoodun said.
He dismissed the accusations that APC rigged the Osun polls, saying
if the tape was genuine, PDP would have taken it to the tribunal to
prosecute its case.

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