Osogbo - The Osun Governorship Election Tribunal on
Friday dismissed an application by the All Progressive Congress to stop
the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) from inspecting election materials
used during the Aug. 9 poll.
APC had filed an application on Aug.
28 asking the Osun State High Court to set aside an order given by
Justice I.M Bako chaired panel that granted the request of the PDP to
inspect election materials.
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The panel now chaired by Justice Sulaiman Ambrusa said the earlier order given by the Bako-led panel was in order.
Ambrusa said the earlier order was granted by the panel on unambiguous ground and in compliance with the Electoral Act.
He said the process of filing was on the point of law by the PDP and that the order given by the panel was in line with the law.
The panel’s chairman, therefore, dismissed the application of the APC.
Abiodun Adeogun, counsel to the PDP, subsequently filed a fresh
application that his client’s petition should be pasted on the
tribunal’s notice board.
He said that the order given by the panel
on September 11 that the petition should be served on the governor by
pasting it on the gate of the Government House was prevented by security
Adeogun urged the court to consider it fit to serve the
respondent the petition by having it pasted on the tribunal’s notice
board in view of the opposition to have it pasted on the Government
The tribunal granted the application and ordered that
the governor should be served the PDP petition by having it pasted on
the tribunal’s notice board.
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