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Tribunal Begins Sitting in Oyetola Vs Adeleke Suit, Case adjorned till Oct

The Osun State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal, on Monday, commenced sitting in Osogbo, the state capital, in a suit between the incumbent governor, Gboyega Oyetola; and the governor-elect, Ademola Adeleke.

The sitting of the panel, presided over by the chairman of the panel, Justice Tertsea Kume, was also attended by other members of the panel; Justices Benedict Amaugbe and Bashiru Rabi.

Th court adjourned further sitting till Tuesday, October 4, for the respondents to file their responses to the issues raised for determination.

The Appeal Court in Abuja had recently rejected Oyetola’s request to relocate the sitting of the Tribunal to Abuja.

The Independent National Electoral Commission had in July announced Adeleke of the Peoples Democratic Party as winner of the governorship election in the state.

INEC said Adeleke won 17 of the 30 local government areas during the election whilst Oyetola who sought re-election on the platform of his party, the All Progressives Congress, won 13 local governments.