A judge of a Federal High Court sitting in Osogbo, Justice Babatunde Kuewumi has taken on the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, gubernatorial aspirant in the state, Senator Iyiola Omisore and the party for instituting what the court described as a “frivolous matter” before it.
PDP and Omisore had on May 13, 2013 approached the High Court, seeking an order of the court to demolish a billboard sponsored by a member of House of Representatives representing Ife Federal Constituency, Honourable Rotimi Makinde.
Others joined in the suit as defendants were the Inspector General of Police IGP, the Director-General, Department of State Services and Commissioner of Police, Osun State Command.Also, included as defendants in the suit were the Governor of Osun State and the Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice.
Omisore and PDP claimed that the billboard with an inscription “Tijakadi Ko” depicting a scale with one arm consisting of the state logo and the other arm consist of instruments of violence like axe, gun, cutlass, military cap and glasses.
The PDP claimed that the cap and glasses are insignias of campaign of the Senator.The party through it counsel, Mr. Kehinde Adesiyan urged the court to order the IGP and Police Commissioner to destroy the billboard and also prosecute the House of Representatives member if found to be the sponsor, saying the court should stop further erection of the billboard.