Ondo election tribunal dismisses AP, CPC, PDP’s petitions
Akure — THE Election Petition Tribunal, sitting in Ondo State, yesterday, dismissed the petitions filed by the Accord Party’s candidate, James Ojo, Congress for Progressive Change, CPC’ s candidate, Olusoji Ehinlanwo and the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, against the election of Governor Olusegun Mimiko, in the last year October 20 governorship election.
In over five hours ruling on about 33 applications from the petitions challenging the victory of Mimiko, the tribunal held that the petitions were “incompetent, vague, nebulous, abuse of court process, fundamentally and incurably defective”.
However, a mild drama ensued during after the ruling when a counsel to the Action Congress of Nigeria, ACN, Mrs. Folashade Aladeniyi, traded words with the Chairman of the tribunal Justice Andovar Kaka’an over the admissibility of a Supreme Court authority which the tribunal accused the counsel of not providing to help its case.
While Aladeniyi insisted that the authority was admitted by the Secretary of the tribunal and dated 30th of January this year, the Chairman said that the party could seek redress at the Appeal Court if not satisfied with the ruling.
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