Osun Election Tribunal: Oyetola closes case, panel admits Governor Adeleke’s result
Written by Olarotimi Oshin on December 3, 2022
Petitioners before the Osun Election Petition Tribunal hearing matters emanating from July 16 Osun Governorship Election in the state have closed their case instituted against Governor Ademola Adeleke.
Parties in the suit being the former Osun State Governor, Adegboyega Oyetola, and his party, the All Progressives Congress (APC) made the decision on Saturday.
The panel also admitted original copies of Form CF001 and all its attachments used by the State governor to contest the 2018 governorship elections.
It could be recalled that at last Thursday’s sitting, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on subpoena by the panel presented the documents, but Adeleke’s GCE results and testimonial obtained from Ede Muslim Grammar School, Ede, were noted to be blurry and the Commission was ordered to bring a clearer copy at the next sitting.
After going through the documents, Mr Lateef Fagbemi, SAN, who represented the petitioners, said they were legible enough and applied to tender them before the panel thereby moving that the entire documents be admitted since the copies earlier brought by INEC had not been admitted by the panel.
Fagbemi while further addressing the panel added that the petitioners had closed their case.
In his ruling, the panel chairman, Justice Tetse Kume, adjourned further hearing till December 20 for the respondents to open their case.