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Ogun: Daniel, Amosun close case, await verdict

By Kolade Larewaju
THE governorship candidate of the All Nigeria Peoples Party (ANPP) in the April 14, 2007 governorship election in Ogun State, Senator Ibikunle Amosun yesterday in his final address asked the Tribunal to declare him the winner of the said election.

Speaking through his counsel, Chief Adeniyi Akintola (SAN) who adopted his written addresses contained in four volumes, Amosun said he should be declared winner.

But Governor Olugbenga Daniel in his own submission through his counsel, Prof Bayo Osinpitan (SAN) said Amosun’s petition should be dismissed for “lacking in substance”.

He, however, said he would be adding some authorities to his submission to the Tribunal which he said were omitted but were essentially argued in the submission.

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) through its counsel, Mr. Olayode Delano in his own submission also called for a dismissal of the petition which he said was “unmeritorious and frivolous.

Chairman of the Tribunal, Justice Suleiman Ambursa said judgement would be delivered at a later date, adding that the parties would be given two days notice before the judgement.


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