Tribunal Reserves Judgment In Osun Guber Election Tribunal

Judgment has been reserved by the election tribunal in the petition filed by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its candidate in the September 2018 Osun governorship election, Senator Ademola Adeleke.

After entertaining final arguments and adoption of written addresses by lawyers to the parties, The tribunal announced that judgment has been reserved.

Tribunal Chairman, Justice Ibrahim Sirajo said parties will be informed, at least, 48 hours before the date of delivery of the judgment.

PDP and Adeleke are, by their petition, challenging the declaration of Adegboyega Isiaka of the All Progressives Congress (APC) as the winner of the election by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

Wole Olanipekun (SAN) appeared for Isiaka; Akin Olujinmi (SAN) represented the APC, while Lasco Pwahomdi appeared for INEC.

In adopting their separate final addresses, Olanipekun, Olujinmi and Pwahomdi urged the tribunal to dismiss the petition on the grounds that the petitioners have failed to prove their case.

Lawyer to the petitioners, Onyechi Ikpeazu (SAN), while adopting his final address, urged the tribunal to uphold the petition and grant all the reliefs prayed by the petitioners.

Thursday’s proceedings of the tribunal was witnesses by the Osun State Governor, who was accompanied by some officials of the state.

However, the governor who was dressed in white agbada declined to speak with the media, who sought his views after the tribunal’s proceedings.

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