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The Governor of Osun state, His Excellency, Senator Ademola Jackson Nurudeen Adeleke has expressed deep shock over the death of Alhaji Tohir Aderemi Sanni, the Matriarch of Sanni family, and the husband of Yeyeluwa Dupe Adeleke Sanni. | Governor Adeleke felicitates with Baba Oyedokun at 89 | Governor Adeleke Condoles with OAU, Family Over Olawuyi’s Loss To Lion Attack | Ijesa Tradiional Council Endorses Governor Adeleke for Second Term | ADELEKE HAS NOT TAKEN ANY LOAN– OSUN GOVT. …..APC SUFFERING FROM FINANCIAL, ACCOUNTING ILLITERACY | We are Working Hard to Ease the Suffering of our People- Governor Adeleke | We Will Continue To Prioritize The Welfare Of Our Senior Citizens – Governor Ademola Adeleke | Governor Adeleke Advocates Strong PPP for NYSC | Osun Government Inaugurates Asset Recovery Task Force | Osun Judicial Strike: Governor Adeleke Pays Staff Wardrobe Allowance as Parties Sign Resolution Agreement | Infra Projects: We Award Contract Based on Competency and Lowest Quotation. | Governor Adeleke to Inaugurate Committee on Food Security, Reels out Actions on National Economic Crisis | Use Your Appointments to further Osun Interests, Governor Adeleke charges new FG Appointees | We didn’t Receive any 1,500 Bags of Rice for CAN- Osun Government | 75km of Roads Constructed in One Year of Adeleke’s Administration – P.S Works, Engr. Bello…says all Local Governments in the State were considered… | Governor Adeleke Unveils Food Security Plan, Preaches Unity on Economic Crisis | ADVERTISEMENT FOR TEACHERS RECRUITMENT EXERCISE | Economic Crisis:Governor Adeleke Disburses N500m Plus Social Safety Funds | Governor Adeleke Preaches Rapprochement on Valentine Day | MINISTRY OF FEDERAL AFFAIRS PAKISTIANI HIGH COMMISSION IN NIGERIA READY TO ESTABLISH BILATERAL COOPERATION AND DIRECT TRADE RELATIONSHIP WITH OSUN STATE AND THE STATE GOVERNMENT TO BOOST OSUN ECONOMY.

Breaking News

The Governor of Osun state, His Excellency, Senator Ademola Jackson Nurudeen Adeleke has expressed deep shock over the death of Alhaji Tohir Aderemi Sanni, the Matriarch of Sanni family, and the husband of Yeyeluwa Dupe Adeleke Sanni. | Governor Adeleke felicitates with Baba Oyedokun at 89 | Governor Adeleke Condoles with OAU, Family Over Olawuyi’s Loss To Lion Attack | Ijesa Tradiional Council Endorses Governor Adeleke for Second Term | ADELEKE HAS NOT TAKEN ANY LOAN– OSUN GOVT. …..APC SUFFERING FROM FINANCIAL, ACCOUNTING ILLITERACY | We are Working Hard to Ease the Suffering of our People- Governor Adeleke | We Will Continue To Prioritize The Welfare Of Our Senior Citizens – Governor Ademola Adeleke | Governor Adeleke Advocates Strong PPP for NYSC | Osun Government Inaugurates Asset Recovery Task Force | Osun Judicial Strike: Governor Adeleke Pays Staff Wardrobe Allowance as Parties Sign Resolution Agreement | Infra Projects: We Award Contract Based on Competency and Lowest Quotation. | Governor Adeleke to Inaugurate Committee on Food Security, Reels out Actions on National Economic Crisis | Use Your Appointments to further Osun Interests, Governor Adeleke charges new FG Appointees | We didn’t Receive any 1,500 Bags of Rice for CAN- Osun Government | 75km of Roads Constructed in One Year of Adeleke’s Administration – P.S Works, Engr. Bello…says all Local Governments in the State were considered… | Governor Adeleke Unveils Food Security Plan, Preaches Unity on Economic Crisis | ADVERTISEMENT FOR TEACHERS RECRUITMENT EXERCISE | Economic Crisis:Governor Adeleke Disburses N500m Plus Social Safety Funds | Governor Adeleke Preaches Rapprochement on Valentine Day | MINISTRY OF FEDERAL AFFAIRS PAKISTIANI HIGH COMMISSION IN NIGERIA READY TO ESTABLISH BILATERAL COOPERATION AND DIRECT TRADE RELATIONSHIP WITH OSUN STATE AND THE STATE GOVERNMENT TO BOOST OSUN ECONOMY.
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Webmaster November 10, 2014

Osun Tribunal Update: Omisore Finally Opens Case Today

Aregbesola-and-Omisore-360x225The standard bearer of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the August 9, 2014 governorship election, Senator Iyiola Omisore, will today open his case before the election petition tribunal, adjudicating over complaints, that arose from the exercise.
Omisore, had challenged the victory of the candidate of the All Progressive Congress (APC), Governor Rauf Aregbesola, disputing the result of the poll in 17 local government councils, praying the court to declare him the winner of election with valid votes.
At the last proceedings of the tribunal, the chairperson of the 3-member panel, Justice Elizabeth Ikpejime had adjourned the opening of Omisore’s case till today on the request of his lead counsel, Mr Nathaniel Oke (SAN) shortly after the completion of the pre-trial session.
Oke had informed the tribunal that: “My Lords, we are ready to open our case, since the pre-hearing has been closed by your Lordship”.
Subsequently, the tribunal chairman, Justice Elizabethe Ikpejime respondend, “we are ready now to begin hearing you can call your witnesses now”
But, Omisore’s counsel made a u-turn and applied for the adjournment till today, saying, “we don’t want to open our case now and after calling two or three witnesses we will be asking for adjournment. We want adjournment till Monday”.
However, the application was opposed by counsel to Aregbesola, Mr Kunle Adegoke who contended that the application was purely in conflict with the allegation of the PDP that the respondents in the matter were trying to delay the hearing of the matter.
He said: “We have been harrased so much in the media by the petitioners that we are trying to delay the proceeding, but it is them now that are dragging us back”.
Meanwhile, three issues that have been formulated by the tribunal out of the issues raised by the parties are whether the tribunal has jurisdiction to entertain the matter and whether the election was vitiated by reason of corrupt practices, irregularity and substantial non-compliance with the provision of the electoral act and manual for the conduct of the election.
Other issue is whether the first respondent was validly returned as a candidate who polled the majority of lawful votes at the election.
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