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PDP's application to void Osun poll dismissed in court

2015-02-18 17:30
Nigerian President and presidential candidate of the ruling People's Democratic Party (PDP) Goodluck Jonathan waves to supporters during a rally in Maiduguri on January 24, 2015. Boko Haram fighters have killed 15 villagers near Maiduguri, the epicen ~ TUNJI OMIRIN

Osun - The People's Democratic Party court application to nullify the elections that were held in Osun State by the Independent National Electoral Commission in April 2011, Punch reported.

According to the PDP, INEC had conducted the elections in the state of which all seats were won by the All Progressive Party. The PDP were aggrieved by the outcomes of the elections and approached the court to nullify them.

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They took the Resident Electoral Commissioner in Osun State, Rufus Akeju, to court as they sought for the outcomes to be reversed by him.

Justice, Babs Kaewumi, dismissed the application which was made by the PDP and further stated that only such orders should be given by the Election Petitions Tribune.

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