Friday, 22 May 2015

Hon. Seun's Saga: Justice Will Be Done -Election Petition Committee

The Election Petition Committee has confirmed to OAU Peeps News Agency that it has received a petition from one of the aspirants in the last Students' Union election challenging the eligibility of Oketooto Oluwaseun a.k.a Hon. Seun, the Secretary General-elect of the Students' Union and that justice will be done.

Adeyemo Akintunde, the Electoral Petition Committee chairman told us during a telephone chat that his committee following several social media arguements that has been ongoing for some days now has finally officially received a petition bordering on the eligibility of Hon. Seun on Monday 18th May, 2015 at about 6:00pm.

"As I speak to you, it was Monday at about 6pm that a petition was filed by Ibiyemi and immediately I pasted on our Whatsapp page to communicate to members of the Committee that we will be meeting on Tuesday, that is the next day by 10pm because I felt such issue should be taken with prompt attention and I summoned Hon. Seun himself to the committee meeting himself”

Mr Adeyemo Akintunde has promised Great Ife students that his committee will do everything in its powers to ensure justice is done as regards the case. He also said the Election Petition Committee has written to the Electoral Commission to explain their role in the matter since the commission was saddled with the screening exercise in the first place.

“As it stands now, we are working on it already and I am not going to turn a deaf ear to it and justice will be done because according to the sacrosanct constitution of the OAU great Students’ Union, we are to look into the irregularities and conducts during the election”.

The Chairman of the Election Petition Committee also debunked the rumour that he has been threatened by the Division of Student Affairs (DSA) not to do anything on the case. He said it is mere hearsay and it is not true because he could not have done anything except the Election Petition Committee receives a petition.
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