Mimiko advised to support Bada if truly he fights for Akure agenda
Ondo state governor, Dr. Olusegun Mimiko, has been advised to support the ambition of a former commissioner for Health and Social Service, Dr. Oluwadare Bada, to be governor of the state if truly is fighting for the Akure Agenda.
The governor was also advised that the issue of Akure agenda shouldn’t be all about Jegede alone if he is not trying to prove that he has an ulterior motive behind his insistence on the former Attorney General.
Speaking in a reaction on the Social Media yesterday, a notable politician, Barrister Tolu Babaleye, said: “If you sincerely believe in Akure Agenda as against selfish agenda that we know that you people are pursuing, join Dr. Oluwadare Bada”
Barrister Babaleye pressed further that the well publicized Akure agenda should not be about Jegede if the aim is not to cover Governor Mimiko’s track.
On the ongoing appeal filed by the Makarfi faction, Babaleye, a notable lawyer, said: “Before you continue to deceive the gullible, let me tell the whole World what is on ground. There is no appeal against the judgment that removed Jegede.
“The pending application that is making the court to sit now is Application for extension of time to file appeal out of time against the June judgment of Abang that recognized Biyi Poroye as the authentic Chairman of PDP in Ondo State.
“The current application was filed by Makarfi and Senator Ben Obi. Assuming without conceding that the application is granted, a new vista of litigation will then be opened.
“If the application is granted, Appellants will now transmit record of Appeal. He has 60 days to do this. Appellants also have 45 days to file their Brief of Argument. After that, the Respondent also have 45 days to file his Reply brief follow by Appellants Reply brief before the Appeal can be ripe for hearing.
“Assuming that the Appellants apply for abridgment of time, the Respondent will never agree that his own time should be abridged. Head or tail, the shortest time that this Appeal can take would be 90 days and by which time election would have been over.
“It needs being pointed out that the issue before the Court of Appeal is not about Jegede and all applications relating to Ondo election and Jegede had been withdrawn on the ground of locus standi because no appeal is pending yet”