Tension in Osun, Adeleke’s Hope Dwindles As Court Admits APC Documentary as Evidence

Tension in Osun, Adeleke’s Hope Dwindles As Court Admits APC Documentary as Evidence

  • A few days to be sworn in, the tribunal sitting in Osun admitted the APC documentary in evidence against Ademola Adeleke of the PDP
  • The court also accepted other documents, including INEC regulations and guidelines in the governorship election election
  • However, counsels to the PDP and Adeleke, Onyeachi Ikpeazu (SAN) and Alex Izinyon (SAN) objected to the evidence while noting that they would give their reasons in their final address

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Osogbo, Osun - There is tension as the election petition tribunal sitting in Osun on Tuesday, November 1, accepted documentary evidence presented by the All Progressives Congress (APC).

At the tribunal, Governor Gboyega Oyetola of the APC is in court to challenge the victory of Ademola Adeleke as the governor-elect in the recently concluded governorship election in the state, Daily Trust reported.

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Adeleke's hope dwindles as Oyetola presents strong evidence in court Photo Credit: Ademola Adeleke
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Other documents admitted in evidence were the INEC regulation and guidelines for the election, the INEC manual for electoral officials and forms EC8As.

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The Forms EC8As are election results for Osogbo, Ede North and Ede South local governments.

Oyetola’s counsel, Lateef Fagbemi (SAN), told the tribunal that the documentary evidence was cross-checked by the respondents and that all agreed that it should be tendered.

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Fagbemi then sought to tender the documents listed on the schedule, which have already been submitted to the tribunal, including the INEC regulations and guidelines for the election.

However, counsel to Adeleke and PDP, Onyeachi Ikpeazu (SAN) and Alex Izinyon (SAN) objected to the admittance of the evidence, indicating that they would give their reasons in their final address.

Hours after Davido’s outcry, INEC presents certificate of return to his uncle, Adeleke

Legit.ng earlier reported that the Independent National Electoral Commission had issued a certificate of return to Davido's uncle, Ademola Adeleke.

Davido has gone on its social media pages to call out the commission over its failure to issue a certificate of return 48 hours after his uncle was declared winner of the Osun guber poll.

The commission, in his reaction, said it had up to 14 days to issue the certificate but later presented it to Adeleke barely 24 hours after Davido's outcry.

Source: Legit.ng

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