Oyetola vs Adeleke: Tribunal announces date for judgement on Osun governorship poll

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The Osun Governorship Election Petition Tribunal, which is examining former Governor Adegboyega Oyetola’s petition against Senator Ademola Adeleke’s victory on July 16, 2022, has scheduled a hearing for Friday, January 27, 2023.

Oyetola filed a complaint with the Tribunal against the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Governor Adeleke, and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) regarding voting in 749 polling units and Adeleke’s qualification.

The meeting was adjourned on January 13, 2023, following the adoption of the parties’ final written addresses.

The panel’s head, Justice Tertse Kume, stated that the decision date will be informed to the parties through their lawyers.

A notice by the tribunal fixed Friday 27th January 2023 for judgement.

A source who visited Osun High Court, Oke-Fia where the Tribunal is sitting, observed the notice of judgement has been pasted on the board of the entrance of tribunal hall.

The noticed signed by the Secretary of the Tribunal, David Umaru reads: “Petition number, EPT/OS/GOV/01/2022 between Adegboyega Isiaka Oyetola and Other ADEGBOYEGA ISIAKA and Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and two others, the judgement shall hold on Friday 27th January 2023 at 9AM.”

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