Osun Poll: Tribunal Grants Oyetola Access To Inspect Election Materials

 

The Osun Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Osogbo, the state capital on Monday, granted the All Progressive Congress (APC) and Governor Gboyega Oyetola, acces inspect material used by the Independent Electoral Commission (INEC) for the July 16, gubernatorial poll.

Justice Tertsea Kume, the chairman of the tribunal also ordered that the notice of motion be pasted on the tribunal’s notice board as a substituted means of service on the respondent, Governor-elect Ademola Adeleke.

The Judge said the notice of summon should be pasted on the notice board of the tribunal.

Earlier, Yomi Aliyu (SAN), the counsel to APC and Mr Oyetola, while speaking on the two applications, said that every effort made by the court bailiff to serve Mr Adeleke the notice of summon failed.

He said the bailiff went to his house at Aisu, Ede, but that the security guards turned the bailiff away after a call was made to someone in the house that directed them not to collect the summon notice.

He said the bailiff explained (in an
affidavit presented) that his security
was threatened when he went to serve Mr Adeleke the summon notice at his home.

Mr Aliyu prayed the tribunal to
substitute the notice of service by
pasting it on the notice board of the
court.

Adulawonews reports that Mr Oyetola and APC are plaintiffs in the suit challenging the victory of Mr Adeleke at the governorship election.

Mr Oyetola and APC joined the
Independent National Electoral
Commission (INEC) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as respondents in the suit.

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