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Tinubu Elementary School Never Existed, Group Tells Court



A human rights organization affiliated with the Advocacy Trust for the Promotion of Social Rights and Development Initiative told Judge Mobolaji Olajuwon of the Federal Supreme Court in Abuja that Saint Paul Aroloya of Lagos, which the Presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress(APC), Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, claims to have attended have never existed.

Therefore, the organization believes that Tinubu, the former Governor of Lagos State, should be tried for perjury.

Meanwhile, ASRADI has received a court order to file a request for the Inspector General of Police to investigate Tinubu on charges related to perjury.

Judge Olajuwon issued the order while ruling on the unilateral petition brought by ASRADI against the IGP.

ASRADI, in an expanded petition marked: FHC/ABJ/CS/2197/2022, asked the court for permission to apply for a judicial review order, forcing the IGP to investigate Tinubu in connection with the crimes submitted to the Independent National Election Commission in 1999.

In its petition, dated and filed on November 25, 2022, and obtained by reporters, the organization said legal action was needed because the IGP did not investigate allegations of perjury against the APC presidential candidate.

According to the plaintiff, up to the time of appearing in court, the defendant “willfully refused to investigate and prosecute Bola Ahmed Tinubu for perjury upon conviction.”

The plaintiff, in a letter dated November 1, 2022, and signed by ASRADI CEO Adeolu Oyinlola, requested that IG “conduct an investigation into our allegations within two weeks of receiving this letter and prosecute.”

If it is determined that he took an oath, knowing full well that what he says in it is or is not true, In the letter titled “Investigating Bola Ahmed Tinubu for Taking an Oath,” the plaintiff told the court that his findings showed that the APC presidential candidate “was sworn in every important detail.”

In fact, Saint Paul Aroloya (Lagos) never existed”. According to the group, documents it obtained from INEC regarding Tinibu`s Form CF 001 submitted in aid of his qualification to contest the position of Governor, Lagos State in 1999 listed St. Paul Aroloya (Lagos), Children Home School, Ibadan and University of Chicago as institutions Tinubu attended.

The applicant however argued that the non-disclosure by Tinubu in the INEC Form CF 001 of the qualification he got in respect of the primary school he attended after stating he attended St. Paul Aroloya, Children Home School Ibadan, 1958 – 1964 is a gap that needs to be investigated by the police because the said school never existed at the time he claimed he attended same or at any time for that matter.

While stating that the respondent was under constitutional and statutory obligation/duty to investigate Tinubu for the alleged offense of perjury, the applicant submitted that it would be in the interest of justice to compel the police to investigate the presidential candidate for the alleged crime.

ASRADI said due to the actions/inactions of the police over the matter, Tinubu “is walking free without answering to his past deeds and is contesting for the presidency of Nigeria with dubious educational qualification claims”, adding that the police had no justification for refusing to investigate Tinubu for the alleged crime.

Amongst the reliefs sought from the court is a declaration that by virtue of Section 215(1)(a) and 2 of the Constitution and Sections 7(1), 31, and 32 of the Nigeria Police Act, 2020, the IGP was under both constitutional and statutory obligation to investigate Tinubu for the offense of perjury contained in the INEC Form CF 001, sworn to by him on December 20, 1999, regarding his educational qualification.

The plaintiff then sought an injunction requiring the defendant to investigate the documents filed by Tinubu and, if found guilty, to be forwarded to the Federal Attorney General for prosecution.

In his ruling on the outbound petition on January 12, 2023, Judge Olajuwon concluded that after reading the affidavit of support submitted by Adeolu Oyinlola and hearing the plaintiff’s attorney, Chukwunweike Okafor, “this order is issued allowing the plaintiff to request a judicial review by asking the defendant in this case, the Inspector General of the Police, to investigate the documents submitted by Tinubu regarding his education qualifications on the form INEC CF 001, which he was sworn in on December 20, 1999.

“It is a matter of adjournment until February 16 in order to proceed with further proceedings.”

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Anambra: Armed Men Set Fire to INEC Offices and Destroy Election Materials 



Gunmen set fire to the Independent National Election Commission (INEC) office in Ogidi, South Idemili Local Government Area, Anambra State, destroying non-sensitive material for the year’s general election in 2023.

The Commission disclosed this in a statement by the Commissioner and Chairman of the Commission, the Information and Voter Education Commission, Festus Okoye, in Abuja.

Okoye said Anambra State Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC), Dr. Queen Agwu, reported that the incident happened in the early hours of Tuesday.

He said the building was significantly damaged because all furniture and other items, including non-sensitive materials that had just been delivered for the 2023 general election, were destroyed.

“Among the items lost in hell were 729 ballot boxes, 243 polling stations, 256 voting bags, 11 megaphones, a generator, and large quantities of indelible ink and bleach.”

“However, the uncollected Permanent Voters’ Cards (PVCs) were kept in an unobstructed fireproof cabinet.”

“Similarly, no sensitive documents were forwarded to the LGA office,” he said.

He said that, despite the despicable incident, INEC wanted to reassure the people of LGA that emergency arrangements would be made to replace the documents.

Okoye assured the people that the presidential election and the National Assembly will hold on February 25 as scheduled, and two weeks later the election for the State House of Representatives will hold.

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APC Legal Team Meets Osinbajo and Reviews Plans Ahead of the 2023 Election 



Before the elections in February and March 2023, the Radical All Progressive Congress, the APC, the legal team, and other senior lawyers from the current administration met with the Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo.

The meeting took place at the Presidential Villa after the weekly FEC meeting, seeking advice from the vice president to ensure adequate preparation before the election.

Two current ministers, Senior Advocates of Nigeria (SAN), Mr. Festus Keyamo and Mr. Babatunde Fashola, attended the meeting.

The ruling party’s current national legal adviser, Barr. Ahmed El-Marzuk, and his predecessor, Mr. Babatunde Ogala, SAN, as well as other party and government officials, were also present.

State House correspondents saw attendees at the vice president’s wing in the presidential residence, but no one spoke to the press.

However, it is understood that the discussion focused on planning and looking at the party’s preparations for the upcoming polls with the VP.

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2023: Rivers State People Already Know Who I’m Supporting — Wike



Governor Nyesom Wike says the people of Rivers State already know the candidate he wants them to vote for in the February 25, 2023, presidential election, stressing that those expecting him to make a public declaration on his choice of a candidate would wait in vain.

In Port Harcourt, for the Rivers Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) campaign rally for Port Harcourt City Local Government Area, Wike also accused the Commissioner of Police, CP Okon Effiong, of shying away from checking perceived infractions on election campaigns by opposition parties in the state.

Apparently reacting to the 2015 Rivers All Progressives Congress governorship candidate, Dakuku Peterside, who challenged him to declare his preferred presidential candidate, Governor Wike said he has never promised to make a public declaration on who to support for the president.

He said, “I never told anybody I would face cameras to announce to you this is who we will vote for.” I promised to tell the Rivers people who they should vote for. I did not state the method of telling it. I did not say I would hold live coverage to declare it.

“And Rivers residents are already aware. Are you not aware? So “mumu” people who never win in politics are expecting me to make a live declaration that we’re now going for Joseph (hypothetically).

“Far from it. But you (the Rivers people) are aware. Have we not said it? I’ve told people who don’t know. In G-5, we are fighting guerilla warfare. “The more you look, the less you see.”

On the perceived indifference of the CP Rivers Police Command to alleged infractions in campaigns by opposition parties in the state, Wike warned CP Okon that he would take over his job and unleash Neighborhood Watch, the state’s established community policing outfit, on opposition parties.

He said of the CP, “You are the one making them (the opposition parties) break the law.” We will take over your work if you don’t. We will release our neighborhood watch. You cannot support people who are breaking the law.

“You know the truth of the matter; you are scared so that they won’t transfer you.” You can be transferred anywhere, any day. So you are neither here nor there. Your fear of being transferred will not save you. Do your work. Nobody should threaten you. Tell them not to push us against the wall.”

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