- The handover ceremony of Osun Governor-elect uncle, Sen. Ademola Adeleke on Sunday, is threatened by the recent court cases
- This is as the Osun Election Petitions Tribunal ordered the nation's electoral umpire, INEC to produce Adeleke's results
- Meanwhile, the indigenes of Ede, the hometown of Adeleke, are in joyous mood ahead of his inauguration on Sunday
The Osun Election Petitions Tribunal, sitting in Osogbo, on Friday, November 25, has ordered the chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Mahmoud Yakubu, to produce Sen. Ademola Adeleke’s results used during the 2018 governorship election in Osun.
The document tagged: “INEC Form CF001” is being demanded by Counsel for the All Progressive Congress (APC), the Petitioners.
Court recent ruling
Vanguard reported that the Tribunal Chairman, Justice Tertsea Kume, gave the order in his ruling on the arguments and counter arguments by both the petitioners and the respondents’ counsel as regard the INEC Form CF001.
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Kume said it would amount to denying the petitioners their right to fair hearing, after the respondent (INEC) had failed to comply with the subpoena order as regard what the petitioners were demanding for.
He said the Osun Resident Electoral Commissioner, Dr Mutiu Agboke, represented by one Shehu Muhammed, failed to produce the Form CF001 on the excuse that they do not have the document in their custody in the state.
The tribunal chairman said that the petitioner had shown enough grounds with regards to their application/subpoena request.
He ordered INEC Chairman to produce the document on the next date of adjournment.
Kume, therefore, adjourned the case until Dec.1 for further hearing.
Davido's uncle jitters as court grants APC's request to probe Osun election results further
Gboyega Oyetola, the outgoing governor of Osun state and the All Progressives Congress (APC) have asked the Osun state election petition tribunal to adjourn the matter.
The request is to allow Oyetola and the APC to serve the state's resident electoral commissioner (REC) of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to appear before the panel.
However, the request met stiff opposition from the counsel to the respondents, who argued that the APC and Oyetola are not well prepared for the tribunal.
Tension in Osun, Adeleke’s hope dwindles as court admits APC documentary as evidence
Legit.ng earlier reported that 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.
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.
Some of the documents the court had earlier admitted in evidence were the INEC regulation and guidelines for the poll, the INEC manual for electoral officials and forms EC8As.