- There is anxiety in the Gateway state as the Ogun governorship election petition tribunal gets set to deliver its judgement
- The PDP candidate, Ladi Adebutu, is challenging the victory of Governor Dapo Abiodun of the All Progressives Congress (APC)
- It was gathered that there was tight security at the venue, as all roads leading to the court premises had been barricaded
Ogun state, Abeokuta -The venue of the Ogun state governorship election petition tribunal has been taken over by joint security forces ahead of the final verdict.
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its governorship candidate, Ladi Adebutu, had filed a petition challenging the victory of Governor Dapo Abiodun of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Tribunal delivers judgement on Ogun governorship election
According to Daily Trust, security operatives have barricaded all roads leading to the premises of the magistrate court, Isabo area of the state capital, Abeokuta.
They also mounted two armoured personnel carriers in front of the court and prevented some journalists from gaining access to the court premises.
It was gathered that the Hamidu Kunaza-led tribunal is expected to commence sitting by 9 a.m. as the judges deliver their judgement on the election petition filed against the outcome of the March 18 governorship election.
Tribunal gives INEC, APC, Gov Abiodun 2 days to inspect PDP's exhibits
Meanwhile, the chairman of the Ogun tribunal, Justice Hamidu Kunaza, gave the APC, Governor Abiodun and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) two days to inspect the 8,000 pieces of documentary evidence tendered by the PDP candidate.
Adebutu’s lawyer, Goddy Uche (SAN), on Tuesday, July 4, tendered the documents, which included INEC forms, BVAS reports, ECAs, voters’ registers, and printed IREV results in various “Ghana-must-go” bags before the tribunal.
Tribunal strikes out PDP's petition against APC
The PDP candidate, Adebutu, had alleged that there was vote buying by the APC during the poll.
Tribunal: WAEC fails to tender Gov Abiodun’s certificate
An official of the West African Examination Council (WAEC), Olufemi Olaleye, on Thursday, July 20, appeared before the tribunal without tendering a copy of Governor Abiodun’s certificate.
The tribunal had earlier subpoenaed the examination council to produce a copy of Abiodun’s 1978 WAEC certificate as attached to the form he filled with the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).