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Election tribunal resumes hearing in Ekiti

*As witness alleges affliction

By Gbenga Ariyibi

ADO-EKITI—The  Election Petitions Tribunal sitting in Ado Ekiti yesterday resumed hearing on the petition filed by the Action Congress (AC) gubernatorial candidate in the April 25  election re-run, with a witness telling the tribunal how he was afflicted with a disease which had made his signatures to be ‘’irregular’’ on electoral documents he had signed.

In the same vein, another witness who appeared before the Justice Hamma Barka-led tribunal refuted the “homeboy theory” which the defendant to the suit, Engr Segun Oni claimed to have worked to his advantage.

The witnesses gave the evidence at the continuation of the hearing of the suit instituted by Dr Fayemi of AC, challenging the victory of Engr Segun Oni at the polls.

Dr Fayemi is challenging the result declared by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in six wards of Ifaki I, Ifaki II, Usi, Orin/Ora in Ido/Osi Local Government Area and Ipoti A and Ipoti B in Ijero Local Government Area.

According to Sunday Bewaji Olofintila, who was Respondent’s Witness 31 (RW31) who claimed to be a management consultant and acted as PDP agent at Unit 017 at Ora-Ekiti, said the disease he had been afflicted with had made it difficult for him to sign any document correctly.


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