Despite receiving 19 petitions, Ogun tribunal yet to begin sitting
The Election Petition Tribunal in Ogun State has received 19 petitions from various candidates and political parties challenging the outcome of the February 25 and March 18 general elections.
The secretary of the tribunal, Ezenta Obioma, disclosed this to newsmen yesterday in Abeokuta, the state capital.
He said, “We are still at the filing stage, so I cannot tell you precisely when the tribunal is going to commence sitting.”
He said two of the petitions were received from the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Ladi Adebutu, and the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP) challenging the victory of Governor Dapo Abiodun of the All Progressives Congress (APC) at the March 18 governorship polls.
Also, 17 house of assembly candidates from various state constituencies filed petitions challenging the results of the house of assembly elections.
Obioma said sixteen of the petitions were filed by the assembly candidates of the PDP while one was filed by a candidate of the APC.