Former Governor of Osun State, Prince Olagunsoye Oyinlola, yesterday reacted to media reports on the notice of discontinuance of a suit he instituted against MTN Nigeria Ltd for manipulating the call logs of suspended Court of Appeal President, Justice Ayo Salami and members of the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN).
Oyinlola in statement made available to newsmen stated that contrary to the media reports, the “case is still alive and kicking”.
A number of newspapers had yesterday reported that a Federal High Court in Abuja had struck out the suit following a notice of discontinuance filled by the plaintiffs.
But Oyinlola while reacting, described the reports as propaganda that was deliberately manipulation by those desperately seeking to cover the tracks of MTN Nigeria on their behalf.
“Nothing could be farther from the truth and the defendants in the suit know this bitter truth, hence their unsuccessful exertions to contest the decision of the trial Federal High Court, Abuja to strike out the suit, consequent upon our notice of discontinuance, which has seen them file an appeal, instead of ordinarily celebrating, if the withdrawal was a victory for them as projected by their propaganda mouthpieces in the mass media”, he stated.
The former governor said upon seeing the reports, he had taken steps by writing MTN a fresh letter on the suit to prove to those spreading deliberate falsehood.
“I have also started taking steps, to prove to those spreading deliberate falsehood on the suit against MTN’s fraudulent and unethical conduct, by writing the firm a fresh letter as demanded by the Act governing the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), detailing the telecom firm’s acts of fraud during the corruption probe of Salami by the National Judicial Council (NJC).
Oyinlola in his letter restated his convictions that Salami was involved in unholy conversation with members of the ACN before, during and after the judgment that removed me from office.
He further restated that MTN provided an escape route for Salami at the behest of the ACN, by providing incomplete call logs of their mobile numbers which misled the NJC into arriving at a wrong conclusion.