Analysis of petitions before election tribunal in Oyo state

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I took time this morning to analyse the publicly declared election petition filed before the tribunal in Oyo state. In all, 37 petitions have been filed.

The Accord candidate for Oyo South Senatorial District, Senator Olufemi Lanlehin, currently repre­senting Oyo South in the Senate, is challenging the victory of Mr. Adesoji Akanbi of the APC.

Also, House of Representatives Leader, Mulikat Akande- Adeola, who sought re-election on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has also dragged the winner of Og­bomoso North/Ogbomoso South/Oriire Federal Con­stituency, Mr. Ebenezer Ogunwuyi of the Labour Party (LP) before the tri­bunal.

Here is the summary of the petitions

Governorship 1 – Rashidi Ladoja (Accord Party)

Senatorial – 2

Federal House of Representatives – 10 

State House of Assembly – 24

According to Nigerian laws, petitions before the tribunal must be resolved within 180 days.

The Chairman of  Oyo State National and state Houses of Assembly election tribunal is Justice J.G Abunsaga, other members of the tribunal are Justices G.C Nnamani and  A.N Suleiman.

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