JUST IN: Tight Security in Osun as Tribunal Prepares to Deliver Judgement on Adeleke's Governorship Victory

JUST IN: Tight Security in Osun as Tribunal Prepares to Deliver Judgement on Adeleke's Governorship Victory

Ahead of the judgement delivery by the Election Petition Tribunal over the outcome of the governorship election in Osun state, security operatives armed to the teeth have been deployed to the court, TVC reports.

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According to the Punch, there is a large deployment of security officers across strategic locations in Osogbo, Osun state's capital city in preparation for the court's decision on the power tussle between the past governor Adegbeyoga Oyetola and his successor, Ademola Adeleke.

Adegboyega Oyetola, Ademola Adeleke, PDP, APC, Osun 2022 election
The court will be delivering judgement on a petition filed by Oyetola against Adeleke's emergence as Osun state governor. Photo: Ademola Adeleka, Oyetola
Source: UGC

Former governor Oyetola had filed a petition challenging the emergence of Adeleke, a former senator and member of the PDP as the governor of Osun state in the 2022 gubernatorial election.

The Election Petition Tribunal is expected to deliver judgment on the application filed by Oyetola against the newly elected governor.

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It was gathered that the armed officers of the Nigeria police were seen around the Osun state secretariat of the Peoples Democratic Party and that of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

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Also, the road leading to the Osun State High Court, where the judgement will be delivered has been blocked making it difficult for staff, students and other business owners to trek a long distance before getting to their location.

The court had also ordered that only 25 representatives from both political parties would be allowed into the premises for the judgement while lawyers and journalists were given access after due identification.

As of 9:09 am, Justice Tetsea Kume led two other members of the panel into the courtroom to begin delivery of the judgement.

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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.

Osun Polls: Gov Adeleke exposes Oyetola’s plot to buy over election tribunal

Meanwhile, fresh revelations have emerged over the ongoing election tribunal proceedings in Osun state.

Incumbent governor, Ademola Adeleke accused his predecessor Gboyega Oyetola of trying to buy over the juries.

He, however, expressed optimism that the people's mandate will stand and prevail at the end of the day.

Source: Legit.ng

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Nnenna Ibeh Nnenna Ibeh is a journalist with over 10 years of experience with various media organisations including Premium Times. Being on the front burner of reporting politics and the different dimensions of governance, she is also passionate about girls' education and women's and children's health. With degrees in Journalism, Peace Studies & Conflict Res., and Dev. Studies, Nnenna has worked in the dev. sector as a communications officer for the Centre for Democracy and Dev. email: ibehnnenna@gmail.com

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