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Oke Files Appeal Against Tribunal Judgment

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James Sowole 


The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate in the October 20, 2012 governorship election in Ondo State, Chief Olusola Oke, has filed an appeal against the judgment of the state Election Petitions Tribunal which upheld the results of the election and returned Governor Olusegun Mimiko as the winner.

Chief Lateef Fagbemi (SAN) and Patrick  Ikweto (SAN), led the team of lawyers that filed a 32- page notice of appeal with 37 grounds of appeal.

Oke, like the candidate of the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN), Mr. Rotimi Akeredolu, challenged the results of the election based on substantial non-compliance with the electoral guidelines, corrupt practices and other electoral malpractices that allegedly  occurred during the election.

The candidate wants the appellate to decide among other things the issue of the contentious voters’ registers which the tribunal categorised as a pre-election matters which  could not be handled by it but the regular court.
Earlier, Akeredolu had also filed his own appeal before the same court on 45 grounds.

The Justice Andovar Kaka’an-led tribunal had on May 3 struck out the petitions of both the ACN the PDP candidates, saying they lacked merit and that the evidence were based on hearsays.

Article Credit: Thisday Newspaper

Updated 6 Years ago

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