Nigeria Politics

Osun election tribunal re-summons Adeleke

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The election petition tribunal hearing the petition arising from the July 16 governorship election in Osun State has granted an order allowing the petitioners, Governor Adegboyega Oyetola and the All Progressives Congress (APC), to serve the Governor-elect, Ademola Adeleke, through a substituted means.

The petitioners had approached the tribunal, claiming that Adeleke had been evading service of the notice of court proceedings.

Tertsea Aorga Kume, the Chairman of the tribunal, granted the order as prayed by the petitioners and ordered that the process be served on Adeleke by pasting it on the court notice board.

The tribunal also granted a petition to inspect the election materials and to conduct electronic scanning of voters’ registers and ballot papers.

Lead counsel to the petitioners, Yomi Aliu SAN, noted that the 1st respondent, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), and the 3rd respondent, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) have been served but Adeleke has been eluding service.

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