Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Seyi Makinde floors Adelabu at Oyo Tribunal

The Governorship Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Ibadan on Monday, upheld the victory of Gov. Seyi Makinde of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

Justice Muhammed Sirajo, who chaired the three-man tribunal said Adebayo Adelabu and the All Progressives Congress failed to prove that Makinde was not validly elected by majority of lawful votes.

“The petitioner failed to prove the allegation of non-compliance, non-accreditation, over voting and corrupt practices that would warrant the tribunal to nullified the election,“ he said.

He dismissed the petition for lacking merit and awarded N200, 000 cost against the petitioners..

Adelabu had filed a petition against Makinde, disputing the verdict of the March 9 Governorship election in the state.