Thursday 16 March 2023

Osun APC 2022 Campaign Funds: Omisore Threatens to Sue Lukman over Allegation of Mismanagement...Demands 500m Damages


Salihu Lukman, the deputy national chairman of All.Progressives Congress (APC) (North-west), has accused the National Secretary of the party, Iyiola Omisore, of mismanaging campaign funds for Osun gubernatorial election in 2022.

Mr Lukman, during an interview on AIT on Tuesday, alleged that money was given to Mr Omisore for the prosecution of the Osun election but that the national secretary has yet to give an account of the money.

The then governor and candidate of the APC, Gboyega Oyetola, lost the election to the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Ademola Adeleke.


Intending participants to contact +2348034549675

on or before Friday, 14th April, 2023

Mr Lukman said the APC handed over funds to prosecute the campaign for the election to Mr Omisore, a former deputy governor of the state, but that he mismanaged it.

Mr Omisore has, however, denied the allegation and demanded a public apology and payment of N500 million in damages.

The national secretary, in a letter, through his lawyer, Gboyega Oyewole, dated 15 March, said the statement by Mr Lukman is false because he was not given money by the party for the election.

Senator Iyiola Omisore has demanded damages of N500 million from the party’s National Vice Chairman, North-West, Dr Salihu Lukman for accusing him of mismanaging Osun State governorship election campaign funds.

He also demanded a retraction and an apology to be published in two major newspapers and several online news outlets within 48 hours.

Recall what DAILY POST reports that Lukman made the allegation on Tuesday while featuring on a programme AIT.

“Part of the issue with that is that I’m aware the party has given some campaign funds to Osun which was handled by the National Secretary and to some extent, he has either mismanaged it but more importantly, he’s not accounting to anybody and you have to activate the process of accountability,” he had alleged.

However, Omisore in a letter through his lawyer dated March 15th and addressed to Lukman insisted that his allegation has caused damage to his character and integrity.

He noted that it was clear beyond doubt that Lukman’s statement and publication were a political ploy with the intent to damage his reputation and integrity in the eyes of right-thinking members of the public.

The party scribe maintained that it was a deliberate attempt sponsored and designed to malign his image and his political stature as a leader of note in Osun State, the South-West geopolitical zone and Nigeria as a whole.

The letter reads: “Our client has consequently directed us to request for a retraction of your libellous statement and publication and an apology to be published in two (2) major newspapers and several online news outlets not later than forty-eight (48) hours of the delivery of this letter and also the payment of the sum of N500 million as damages for malicious statement against our client.

“Take notice that if you fail to heed the request of our client within forty-eight (48) hours of the receipt of this letter, we shall be constrained to proceed to the court of law against you for exemplary damages for injurious falsehood and malicious statement made of and concerning our client.


CONTACT US 07035105413  on WhatsApp/Call

For your Advert, Placement of Posters/Flyers, Publicity, Birthday Greetings, Press Release, Promotional Content, Special Report, Featured story, Event Coverage, Conference, Interviews, And So On.

No comments:

Post a Comment