Osun Polls: Finally, Tribunal Set To Deliver Judgement Over Gubernatorial Election

Osun Polls: Finally, Tribunal Set To Deliver Judgement Over Gubernatorial Election

  • After weeks of back and forth at the Osun state governorship election tribunal, judgment will be delivered in a matter of days
  • The tribunal in a statement revealed that the final verdict will be delivered on Friday, January 27
  • Meanwhile, the people of Osun state will be waiting anxiously to hear this verdict as Governor Ademola Adeleke's administrative seat is on the line

Osun, Osogbo - Governor Ademola Adeleke and his rival ex-governor Gboyega Oyetola will know their fates on Friday, January 27 following the announcement by the Osun state gubernatorial election tribunal.

According to the Nigerian Tribune, the statement confirming the date of the final verdict was issued by the tribunal secretary, David Mike.

Adeleke, Oyetola, Osun state
Ex-governor Gboyega Oyetola will be hoping for a favourable judgment on Friday, January 27 when the Tribunal will meet. Photo: Ademola Adeleke, Gboyaga Oyetola
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Prior to the announcement made by the tribunal, it was gathered that the three-man panel took the address of all the parties involved in the election petition at the session held on Friday, January 13th.

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Justice Tertse Kume who leads the three-man panel assured all the parties assured all the respondents and the plaintiff that the judgement will be delivered in due time.

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Some of the respondents that were petitioned include the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and Governor Ademola Adeleke.

Osun tribunal: Oyetola, APC members to begin 7 days fasting, details revealed

Meanwhile, the Osun state chapter of the All Progressive Congress (APC) is leaving no stone unturned ahead of the final verdict of the Osun gubernatorial election tribunal.

The party recently appealed to members of the party and its leaders to go spiritual and commence a seven days fasting and prayer.

It was gathered that the fasting and prayers were aimed at ensuring that the party emerge victorious at the tribunal in a couple of days.

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Oyetola vs Adeleke: Forensic expert testifies over BVAS machines, lawyer questions Osun Gov's certificates

In another development, the Osun Election Petitions Tribunal sat on Thursday, December 22, as former Governor Oyetola seeks to upturn Adeleke's victory.

At the hearing on Thursday, a forensic expert, Samuel Oduntan, appeared in defense of the forensic report conducted on some election materials/BVAS machines.

Oyetola's lawyer also cross-examined another witness presented by Governor Adeleke reading the latter's educational qualification.

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