Osun Election Tribunal: Omisore May Be Sworn In As Governor In Couple Of Weeks
The proceeding at Osun election has indicated that the likelihood of Osun state having a new chief executive in the next few weeks is very high.
The tribunal's manual inspection and re-counting of ballot papers used for the election exposed that over one hundred thousand invalid votes were dumped in favour of Governor Aregbesola in almost all the Local authorities in the states.
Majority of these thumb printed ballot papers are from Ekiti state election in favour of Aregbesola (APC), were discovered in local government like Osogbo, Olorunda, Ejigbo, Ede North, Irewole, Ila-Orogun, Irepodun and others Aregbesola (APC) claimed he won.
Tribunal adjourned sitting till 30th of October, 2014 with newly appointed Judges as members. Justice E.N. Ikpejime from Benue State, will serve as chairman, Justice V.I Ofesi from Delta State and Justice Kutigi from the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja are members.
As things stands now Omisore secured more valid votes in the Osun state governorship election and according to Hope for Nigeria, if the new Tribunal members confirm the re-counted results, Osun state will surely be having a new governor in couple of weeks to come.
Source: Daily Times NG
In another similar report,
Osun 2014 Governorship Election Results.
PDP 386, 000
LP 120, 000
APC 208, 600
Total = 716, 600
This is the final result collated from the inspection of electoral materials used during the last August 9, 2014 Governorship election in Osun state.
Tribunal adjourns till 30th October 2014.
The incumbent is, however, asking that his victory at the August 9 election be upheld.
Aregbesola, however, demands a re-run of the Governorship election in the event the tribunal holds that his lawful votes did not fulfill the constitutional requirements upon which his declaration as WINNER was based.