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13 Aug 2017

James Ibori Is Not The Only Ex-Convict Nigerian Politician – PDP Attacks, Releases List Of APC Ex-Convicts

Lere Olayinka, a Media Aide to the embattled Ekiti State Governor, Ayo Fayose, has accused Post-Nigeria of being selective in its report, by tagging the former Delta State Governor, James Ibori, as an ex-convict.
Recall, that James Ibori who was sometime ago released from British prison after spending four years, was named as a member of the People Democratic Party, PDP, Planning Committee.
In a message Olayinka personally sent to Post-Nigeria, on Saturday evening, he said that Post-Nigeria should stop giving the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, room to throw stones at the PDP, adding that there are ex-convicts in the APC too.

The statement reads in full:
“Fact is Ibori was convicted in UK, he has served his punishment; and imprisonment of anyone should be reformatory and not a stigma, with which someone’s existence must be terminated.

“Now to the APC,

1. The first National Chairman of the APC, Chief Bisi Akande, was jailed in 1984, by a Tribunal duly set up by Buhari’s military regime, for using funds belonging to the old Oyo State, to fund his political party.

“Interestingly, Baba Bisi Akande, was only released from jail and not pardoned by the Ibrahim Babangida government.
“It is also a fact that it was late Chief Sunday Afolabi who prevailed on the Osun State PDP, not to go to court to raise the issue of Akande’s conviction, vis his qualification to contest election as a Governor in 1999.
“2. Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila, the APC Leader in the House of Representatives, was convicted for professional misconduct by the Supreme Court of Georgia, United States of America.
“Fact is Hon Gbajabiamila was convicted in the United States for stealing his client’s $25,000, and he is leading the APC in the House of Reps.

He was banned from practising law in the USA for 36 months.
“The punishment for Femi Gbaja’s offence would have been debarment for life, however he played dead before a full panel of the Supreme Court of Georgia, led by Chief Justice Leah Ward Sears, before the court could rule on the petition from his client, he filed a petition for Voluntary Discipline, filed under bar rule 4-227(b) in which he fully admitted to stealing $25,000 from his client.

“In spite of this indictment, Gbajabiamila was even presented to be Speaker of the House of Reps, and same APC people are condemning the inclusion of Ibori in the PDP National Convention Committee.”
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