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CLAIM: Oyetola Refused to Approve Osogbo Stadium For Our Mega Rally, Says Osun PDP.

VERDICT: False.

CONTEXT: On 16th of July 2022, fact-checkers at the Centre for Democracy and Development spotted a report on the “AMILOADED MEDIA HUB” Facebook platform claiming that “OYETOLA REFUSED TO APPROVE OSOGBO STADIUM FOR OUR MEGA RALLY, SAYS OSUN PDP”

VERIFICATION: Investigation by CDD fact-checkers revealed that the report was been denied by The Commissioner for Information in the Osun State, Funke Egbemode, in a telephone conversation with “Daily Trust”. She stated that the Osogbo City Stadium and the Freedom Park had been granted to other people before the Governorship Aspirant of the PDP Senator Ademola Adeleke applied for permission. Therefore, one venue could not be given to two applicants at the same time.

Furthermore, another denial was confirmed on the “vanguardngr.com” website by the Special Adviser to Governor Adegboyega Oyetola on Political Affairs, Sunday Akere that the party lacked organisation and failed to book the said venues until other groups did.  He said, “A youth group booked for the stadium ahead of them, while the minibus union booked the freedom park”.

CONCLUSION: CDD fact-checkers can confirm this report to be false. CDD advises the public to disregard this claim.

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