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Adeleke Solid Certificates, Oyetola Tells Tribunal

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Recall that Adeleke was returned elected by the INEC, after defeating his closest challenger, Oyetola, and 13 different candidates, scoring a complete of 403, 371

Adegboyega Oyetola, the Governor of Osun State has leveled some allegations towards Ademole Adeleke.

The governor, on Friday requested the Election Petition Tribunal in Osogbo to nullify the election of Adeleke, the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Get together.

In accordance with the governor, the election was fraught with sure irregularities.

He additionally stated that Adeleke ought to not have been declared winner as he was not certified to have contested the election within the first place, having submitted cast certificates to the Impartial Nationwide Electoral Commision.

Saturday PUNCH reported that Adeleke was returned elected by the INEC, after defeating his closest challenger, Oyetola, and 13 different candidates, scoring a complete of 403, 371

Oyetola acquired 375, 027 votes and gained in 13 Native Authorities Areas of the state to return second within the election.

A member of Oyetola’s authorized crew, Kunle Adegoke (SAN), in an interview with Saturday PUNCH instantly after submitting the petition in Osogbo stated the governor has assembled 50 legal professionals together with 10 Senior Advocates of Nigeria, itemizing 13 grounds on which premises Adeleke ought to be disqualified.

Different key members of the authorized crew included Prince Lateef  Fagbemi (SAN), Chief Akin Olujumi (SAN), Prince Biodun Layonu (SAN/, Muritala Abdulrasheed (SAN).

Adegoke stated the election in lots of 749 polling items have been fraught with irregularities.

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The authorized crew, he stated, have established by the petition that the election in these 749 polling items throughout 10 Native Governments in Osun State was characterised by irregularities pertaining to over voting.

Adegoke stated, “We now have nothing lower than 50 legal professionals, together with 10 SANs that we can not checklist all of them, so we have now listed about 20 legal professionals within the petition. We now have 13 reliefs. What we’re contesting is that the election is fraught with sure irregularities by which the individual declared winner ought to not have been declared and the petitioner, Alhaji Isiaka Gboyega Oyetola must have been declared the winner on the bottom that Nurudeen Ademola Adeleke was not certified to have contested the election within the first place, having submitted cast certificates to INEC.

“The second is that the election in 749 polling items was fraught with irregularities and the election in these items must have been nullified. All of the polling items talked about are in 10 Native Governments, out of 30.

“So, if the election in these items is nullified and the votes are cancelled, then Alhaji Isiaka Gboyega Oyetola could have comfy necessities of the structure to be declared winner of the election.”

Requested when the trobinal would start sitting, Adegoke stated he doesn’t know.

“We don’t know but however now that we have now filed, it’s anticipated that when the PDP is served, their legal professionals will file their very own defence then we’ll file a reply to their defence. That’s when the tribunal will be capable to give a date.

“Besides if both of the 2 events have an software that requires urgency, solely then can the Tribunal have an emergency sitting however as of now no one is aware of the date”, he stated.

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Adegoke had on July 19 informed The PUNCH that Oyetola might line up over 50 legal professionals to contest the declaration of Adeleke as winner.

He had stated, “We’re nonetheless reviewing paperwork and the authorized crew is definitely working. In an election of this nature, the paperwork might be so many; so it is very important take a look at them critically earlier than we take a choice and that’s precisely what we’re engaged on proper now.

“Dr Biodun Layonu (SAN), is the chief of the crew. The authorized crew just isn’t full but as a result of there are such a lot of others that can nonetheless are available.

“Within the meantime, the 2 members of the authorized crew we will reveal is Dr Biodun Layonu and Kunle Adegoke. Others that will are available are folks, we might not know however as quickly as we’re prepared to maneuver, we’ll notify the press.

“The membership can’t be decided as many legal professionals are curious about becoming a member of the crew. You recognize election petition is a particular case. So, we permit as many legal professionals which might be to return in. We might run into 50 or extra membership.”

When contacted for response, the Chairman, Media Administration Group of Osun PDP, Prince Diran Odeyemi, stated the social gathering was not dropping sleep over the petition.

In accordance with him, lots of APC leaders that have been saying that the results of the election ought to be challenged earlier than the tribunal, misplaced election of their wards, saying APC ought to have adopted the spirit of sportsmanship relating to the results of the ballot.

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“It’s so sadly that APC didn’t imagine within the spirit of sportsmanship. We might have anticipated them to congratulate Adeleke. Lots of them, who’re championing the reason for tribunal misplaced of their polling items and their wards.

“We marvel what they wish to take to the Tribunal now. We’re not afraid or dropping sleep, Oyetola can’t win. We are going to meet them on the tribunal. Concerning the allegation of cast certificates, there may be nothing like that. They’re solely on the lookout for an avenue to return again to authorities by way of the backdoor. PDP is thorough political social gathering that take a look at all of the certificates introduced by the candidates,” Odeyemi concluded.

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