Osun Election Petition: Tribunal Admits Evidence Tendered By PDP
The Justice Elizabeth Ikpejime led Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Osogbo on the governorship election held on the 9th of August in Osun state has admitted in evidence all documents tendered by the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and its candidate Senator Iyiola Omisore in contending the outcome of the election.
Senator Omisore is challenging the victory of Governor Rauf Aregbesola at the poll in 17 Local Government Areas out of the 30 Local Government Areas in the state.
Counsel to the petitioner, Dr Alex Izinyon, while presenting the Certified True Copies of form EC8A and EC8B in all the 17 local government areas in contention to the panel said they are contesting the results from the said Local government areas to prove that the APC did not validly win the Election.
Meanwhile, counsel to the first respondent, Governor Rauf Aregbesola, Akin Olujinmi SAN, objected to all the documents tendered by the petitioner, reserving his objections till the final addresses.
Counsel to the All Progressives Congress (APC), Kemi Pinheiro SAN and counsel INEC, Mr Ayodele Ogunleye, also aligned with the submission of the first respondent who reserved all his objections till the final addresses.
The tribunal is expected to continue its sitting tomorrow.
The disputed local government areas whose results were tendered by the petitioner are Osogbo, Olorunda, Ede North, Ede South, Ejigbo, Ifelodun, Ilesa East, Ilesa West, Irewole, Iwo, Obokun, Irepodun, Atakumosa East, Ayedaade, Boripe, Ola-Oluwa and Oriade.