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Oyo Tribunal Receives Six Petitions Challenging Governorship, Assembly Election Results

The Oyo State Election Petition Tribunal has received two petitions over the outcome of the governorship poll and four in respect of the House of Assembly elections in the state.

The secretary of the tribunal, Ibrahim Sada, made the disclosure in an interview with newsmen in Ibadan.

He said the first petition against the outcome of the governorship election was filed by the Allied Peoples Movement (APM) and its candidate, Adeniran Oluwaseyi, while the second was filed by Action Alliance (AA) and its candidate, Babatunde Ajala.

According to Sada, the petitions were filed against the Independent National Electoral Commission’s declaration of Governor ‘Seyi Makinde as the winner of the March 18 governorship election.

He also disclosed that four House of Assembly petitions were filed by candidates of different political parties.

Sada said the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its candidate for the Orelope State Constituency, Olowookere Adewale filed a petition.

Other petitioners include the All Progressives Congress (APC) and its candidate for Ogbomoso South State Constituency, Adegoke Ayodeji; New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP) and its candidate for Ogbomoso South State Constituency, Adeniyi Oluwaseun.

“Also received was a petition from the PDP and its candidate for Saki West State Constituency, Okedoyin Julius, challenging the outcome of the State House of Assembly election,” the secretary added.

In the meantime, he said the 21 days stipulated by law for filing petitions had lapsed, stressing that there is no opportunity to file new petitions.

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