Governor Rauf Aregbesola of Osun State and the Vice
Presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo appeared
before the Election Petitions Tribunal hearing matters arising from the August
9 governorship election in the state, after Iyiola Omisore of PDP filed a
lawsuit challenging Aregbesola’s victory. There were more armed security agents
around the court premises than usually to make sure nothing goes out of hand. The
road in front of the court was closed and commercial vehicles were totally restricted
while private vehicles with verifiable missions around the area, were only
allowed to move on the road. Below is how Punch reports the outcome of the
premises on Friday as Governor Rauf Aregbesola and the Vice Presidential
candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo ( SAN),
appeared before the Election Petitions Tribunal hearing matters arising from
the August 9 governorship election in the state.
around the court premises on Friday than at the previous sittings.
to commercial vehicles and motorcycles while private cars, with verifiable
missions around the area, were allowed to move on the road.
Explosives Ordinance Department were on the ground to ensure that there was no
tribunal on the day when the second respondent, the APC opened their defence in
the petition filed by Senator Iyiola Omisore of the Peoples Democratic Party to
challenge Aregbesola’s victory.
respondent, in evidence.
Area; Musa Abdulbaki from Osogbo Local Government Area; Opeyemi Olalemi from
Atakumosa East and Ayomide Otegbayo from Obokun Local Government Area.
free, fair and credible while being led in evidence by the second respondent’s
the cross examination by the petitioner’s counsel, Mr. Nathaniel Oke (SAN).
continue with the testimonies of their witnesses.
proceedings that the August 9 governorship poll in the state was credible.
and they all performed very well. We hope to see clearly that this was a free
and fair election and that the APC won the election fair and square. That is
what we certainly hope to see.”
and to fraternise with Osinbajo, who is the running mate to Maj. Gen. Muhammadu
Buhari (retd.), the presidential candidate of the APC.
witnesses called by the second respondent to defend his victory against the