Osun: Omisore submits 850-page petition against poll result
Osun State governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Senator Iyiola Omisore, has filed a 850-page petition before the state governorship Elections Petition Tribunal at the state High Court Osogbo against the result of the August 9 poll.
In the petition, he challenged the results of 17 Local Government Areas of the state in the election in which the All Progressives Congress candidate, Rauf Aregbesola, was declared the winner by the Independent National Electoral Commission.
Accompanied by the state chairman of the PDP, Alhaji Ganiyu Ola-Oluwa and other chieftains of the party, Omisore told the reporters that “I will reclaim his mandate through the tribunal.”
No fewer than seven Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SANs) were engaged by Omisore to prosecute his case before the tribunal.
In the petition, Omisore is seeking an order of the tribunal to cancel the results of the August 9 Governorship election in 17 Local Government Areas of the state.
The Local Government Areas include, Ifelodun, Olorunda, Osogbo, Ejigbo, Ede South, Ede North, Ilesa West, Ilesa East, and Ila among others.The PDP governorship candidate also called for fresh conduct of the governorship election in the affected 17 Local Government Areas.Besides, he sought the order of the tribunal to declare him the authentic winner of the August 9 Governorship election.
He stated that “the last Governorship election was marred by careless rigging perpetrated by the All Progressives Congress (APC) through the Osun Youths Empowerment Scheme (OYES) cadets.”
The Secretary to the tribunal, Mr Muhammadu Adamu Aliyu, who received the petition on behalf of the tribunal chairman, assured that the tribunal would carry out its duties without fear or favour.