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Tribunal adjourns Oyetola, Adeleke case to October

The Osun State Election Tribunal sitting on the petition of Governor Gboyega Oyetola against the declaration of Ademola Adeleke as Governor-elect has been adjourned to Tuesday, October 4 for the proper commencement of pre-hearing.

The adjournment followed the decision of the tribunal to grant INEC, PDP, and Adeleke 7-days to respond to the pre-hearing form served on them by the tribunal.

At the sitting of the tribunal, counsel to the All Progressives Congress (APC), Professor Kayode Olatoke (SAN) informed the court of his readiness to continue with the pre-hearing session, having filed his form TF008, where issues for determination were raised.

Counsel to INEC, Ben Ananaba (SAN) said the pre-hearing could not go on because he was just served with the pre-hearing form this morning, therefore should be given seven days to respond.

While Counsel to Adeleke, Bamidele Abolarin, and counsel representing PDP, Nathaniel Oke (SAN) also requested the tribunal to give them the required seven days to respond.

Chairman of the tribunal Justice Teresa Kume in his ruling, adjourned the matter till Tuesday, October 4 for proper hearing.

Writing by Tersoo Nicholas, Editing by Omotola Oguneye