The attention of the Osun State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has been drawn to the lies being peddled around by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) cyberdogs claiming a purported victory at the Court of Appeal Akure on Friday, 10th October, 2014.
The initial reaction to this hallucinations by people who are nothing but pathological liars was mute indifference until we discovered that those whom we taught were a bit reasonable among them were chorusing the same falsehood hence this reaction.
For the avoidance of doubt, it is pertinent to bring to the fore the whole gamut of the case. Before the conduct of 2011 election, some aspirants under the banner of the PDP approached the court in Suit No. FHC/OS/26/2011 for an injunction restraining the Resident Electoral Commissioner from supervising the conduct of the election into the National and State House of Assembly.
It is pertinent to note that the court did not stop the INEC from conducting the election but merely restrained the REC from supervising the election.
INEC in its wisdom immediately filed a stay of execution and Notice of Appeal.
The affected candidates who won the election on the banner of the ACN equally filed an application forjoinder which was granted by the same Court while the application for joinder filed by ordinary voters was refused by the same court which is now a subject of appeal at the Court of Appeal Akure.
However, while the appeal against injunction is still pending at the Court of Appeal Akure, the claimant (PDP) went back to the Federal High Court Osogbo for a stay of proceedings pending the determination of the appeal, a task that should ordinarily be undertaken by the defendants.
At the Court of Appeal on Friday, 10th October, 2014, the court raised the issue of competence of the Notice of Appeal filed by INEC against the Injunction and struck out the Notice of Appeal for being incompetent while the appeal filed by the other party is still pending and will be heard on 31st October, 2014.
There was no mention of any cancellation, removal or anything partaining to the tenure of those elected in 2011 election. It is therefore laughable that the same party who prayed for stay of proceedings will now go out to celebrate a phantom victory knowing fully well that the substantive matter is well and alive at the Federal High Court Osogbo.
What is more, the import of Friday, 10th October, 2014, ruling is clearly academic as the act upon which the injunction is based has been completed. No matter how you look at it, the ruling serves no useful purpose to the PDP town criers.