A Civil Society Organization, Advocacy for Advancement of Peace & Harmony in Africa Initiative(ADAPHAI) has written a petition to the heads of security agencies in Nigeria as well as to the Chairman of APC Caretaker & Extra Ordinary Convention Committee (CECPC), Mai Malam Buni, over the nomination of the Ogun State Governor, Dapo Abiodun as the Chairman of Election Appeal Committee for the national convention slated for March 26.
The group alleged that the Governor has a multiple felon cases in the US, bothering on fraud and dishonesty, which he deliberately concealed through redaction.
In a petition dated 4th March, 2022, and signed by the National Coordinator of the Organization, Comrade Sulaimon Suberu, the group attached various documents indicating indictment of the Ogun State Governor in the US.
ADAPHAI, therefore, called for prompt investigation to ascertain the veracity of its claim and quick action to address the alleged infraction, as it called on the leadership of the APC to quickly remove Abiodun as the Chairman of Election Appeal Committee during the coming convention.
”As a leading Non-governmental Organization in Nigeria, we consider it pertinent and expedient to inform you of our recent findings and discovery in the Nigeria’s political space, as a way of averting political debacle that could heat up the polity and threaten peaceful co-existence in Nigeria.
”It may interest you to know that we are presently in possession of documented evidence that clearly shows that Governor Dapo Abiodun was indicted in multiple felon cases in the United States of America bothering on Fraud and dishonesty. Irrefutable documented evidence shows a pattern of repeat criminal offenses – 12th July 1986, 6th November 1986 and 15th January 1987, in that order.
”In a bid to manipulate extant provisions of Nigerian Constitution on the eligibility of ex-convicts or persons indicted for dishonesty and fraud to contest for public office (Section 182, subsection (d),(i) and (j), Governor Dapo Abiodun, deliberately CONCEALED his criminal past by Redacting his criminal records on 18th August, 2015, at exactly 3.18pm (Copy of Redacted page attached).
”Below is the details of the Redaction Data:
DATE: 18 Aug 2015
Harvey Ruvin Clerk of Court. MIA- Dale City.
”We therefore demand a prompt and further investigation on the above allegations to ascertain the veracity of our claim for immediate action.
”Also, we implore the leadership of the APC to quickly remove Gov. Dapo Abiodun as the Chairman of APC’s Election Petition Committee during its Convention slated for March 26 with immediate effect, to give credibility to the exercise,as such nomination portends serious threat to the party and the country at large”, the petition reads.