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Osun: Election petition tribunal gives judgment tomorrow

By Gbenga Olarinoye

OSOGBO—Justice Alli Garba-led Osun State Retrial Election Petitions Tribunal has fixed tomorrow for judgment in the petition filed by Action Congress, AC, gubernatorial candidate, Engr Rauf Aregbesola against the 14 April 2007 victory of Governor Olagunsoye Oyinlola of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.

The tribunal was constituted in 2009 following the Court of Appeal judgment that nullified the earlier judgment delivered by Justice Thomas Naron-led tribunal which upheld Oyinlola’s election as announced by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC.

The retrial tribunal which lasted 11 months commenced sitting on 19 May 2009 and rounded up on 19 April 2010 after both parties had submitted their written addresses.

While the AC called 82 witnesses, the PDP called a total number of 62 witnesses while the police and the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, both respondents in the petition did not call any witness.


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