Trouble for Osun Governor-Elect Adeleke as Tribunal Admits More Evidence Tendered by Oyetola, APC

Trouble for Osun Governor-Elect Adeleke as Tribunal Admits More Evidence Tendered by Oyetola, APC

  • It's just a few days to the swearing-in of Osun Governor-Elect, Ademola Adeleke but the incumbent governor Gboyega Oyetola is not done with the office
  • This is as Governor Oyetola and the ruling APC took more tendered more evidence, and documents against the PDP governor at the Osun State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal
  • Meanwhile, Governor Adegboyega Oyetola and the APC are challenging the declaration of Adeleke INEC as the winner of the July 16 governorship election in 10 LGAs

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The Osun State Governorship Election Petitions Tribunal has admitted in evidence, the Certified True Copies, CTC, of the Bimodal Voter Accreditation System, BVAS, reports.

The report shows alleged over-voting in favour of Ademola Adeleke, during the July 16 governorship election in the state, Daily Nigerian reported.

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Oyetola presents more evidence against Osun Governor-Elect Adeleke at the Tribunal. Photo credit: Osun State Government
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Recall that Governor Oyetola and APC had on August 5 submitted a petition before the tribunal in Osogbo, challenging the election results from 749 polling units across 10 local government areas of the state for various alleged electoral malpractice, especially over-voting.

Oyetola presents more evidence, INEC, PDP reacts

At the resumed hearing of the tribunal in Osogbo, Counsel to Oyetola, Dr Saka Layoonu, SAN, while formally tendering the documents, informed the tribunal that the evidence had been jointly cross-checked by both parties, the secretariat of the tribunal and confirmed to be accurate.

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Counsel to INEC, Jamiu Olabode, however, objected to the admissibility of the documents but said that he would state his reasons in the final written address.

Similarly, Counsel to Adeleke, Niyi Owolade and that of the Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP), Nathaniel Oke, also objected the admissibility of the documents tendered by the petitioners.

They, however, said they would state the reasons in their final written addresses.

Mr Oke also called the attention of the tribunal to what he described as imbalance reportage of the proceedings from court by some media houses.

“My Lords, we are not comfortable with the reports of proceedings by pressmen in this court,” he said.

In his ruling, the Chairman of the tribunal, Justice Tertsea Kume, admitted in evidence all the documents tendered by the petitioners and marked them as exhibits.

Mr Kume adjourned continuation of the hearing until Nov. 16.

On the issues of imbalance reportage raised by the PDP Counsel, Mr Kume asked for evidence to that effect.

“We cannot comment on what we don’t know, unless you come up with hard facts.
“We are not here for social media commentaries,” he said.

In Osun, PDP accuse Oyetola of plotting to swindle state wealth with new recruitments

No fewer than 1,500 teachers have been approved for recruitment by Governor Adegboyega Oyetola of Osun state.

This is coming after the state government recruited 1,000 teachers, who underwent a series of tests before being selected for recruitment.

Funke Egbemode, the Osun state commissioner for information and civic orientation made this known via a statement.

Osun polls: Oyetola gets court backing over Adeleke

In another development, uncertainties have begun to threaten Senator Ademola Adeleke, the Osun state governor-elect.

His tribunal case with Governor Gboyega Oyetola recently got a new twist ahead of the main showdown.

A new development shows that the tribunal has granted the exparte order to probe the electoral material and other requests.


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