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Osun 2022: Oyetola’s Lawyer Speaks On When Election Tribunal Will Start

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Kunle Adegoke (SAN) signing Governor Gboyega Oyetola and APC tribunal petition document

APC leaders calling for tribunal, lost election in their wards – Osun PDP

Kunle Adegoke, a member of the legal team for Governor Gboyega Oyetola and All Progressives Congress, APC,Osun chapter has disclosed when the election tribunal for the Osun July 16 gubernatorial election will commence.

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Blaze Newz gathered that Adegoke and 49 other lawyers were allegedly penned down to challenge the victory of Senator Ademola Adeleke of the Peoples Democratic Party.

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Blaze Newz recalls that the Independent National Electoral Commission,INEC, declared Senator Adeleke winner of the July 16 election haven defeated his closest challenger, Oyetola, and 13 other candidates, scoring a total of 403, 371

Oyetola got 375, 027 votes and won in 13 Local Government Areas of the state to come second in the election.

Speaking on when the Osun July 16 election tribunal will start, Adegoke said “We don’t know yet but now that we have filed, it is expected that once the PDP is served, their lawyers will file their own defence then we will file a reply to their defence. That is when the tribunal will be able to give a date.

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“Except if either of the two parties have an application that requires urgency, only then can the Tribunal have an emergency sitting but as of now nobody knows the date”, he said.

Also in his reaction, the Chairman, Media Management Team of Osun PDP, Prince Diran Odeyemi, said the party was not losing sleep over the petition.

According to him, many of APC leaders that were saying that the result of the election should be challenged before the tribunal, lost election in their wards, saying APC should have adopted the spirit of sportsmanship regarding the result of the poll.

“It is so unfortunately that APC did not believe in the spirit of sportsmanship. We would have expected them to congratulate Adeleke. Many of them, who are championing the cause of tribunal lost in their polling units and their wards.

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“We wonder what they want to take to the Tribunal now. We are not afraid or losing sleep, Oyetola can’t win. We will meet them at the tribunal.

“Regarding the allegation of forged certificate, there is nothing like that. They are only looking for an avenue to come back to government through the backdoor.

“PDP is thorough political party that look at all the certificates presented by the candidates,” Odeyemi concluded.

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Hammed Tajudeen is the Editor-In-Chief of Blaze Newz Nigeria, graduated from Osun State Polytechnic, Iree with Higher National Diploma (HND) in Mass Communication.

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