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Oyo election tribunal gets 12 petitions

Posted: Apr 22, 2015 at 8:09 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)

With the general elections over, the next stage for candidates who are unhappy with the results has commenced in Oyo State, with the beginning of the election petitions process.

Towards this end, the Election Petition Tribunal in Oyo State has received 12 petitions from candidates who contested in the March 28 National Assembly elections.

Speaking with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Ibadan, an official who spoke on the condition of anonymity said that the tribunal’s secretariat was still in the process of receiving petitions and serving the respondents.

According to him, candidates have 21 days after the release of the election results from the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to file their petitions at the tribunal.

“We have received 12 petitions and when the process of serving the respondents and receiving their replies are completed the tribunal will begin public sitting,” he said.

Candidates of the Accord Party filed eight petitions while the Labour Party and its candidate filed two and the All Progressives Congress (APC), contesting the victory of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the election for Ogo Oluwa/Surulere Federal Constituency, filed a petition.

The tribunal has J.G. Abundaga, as chairman, while G.C. Nnamani and A.H. Suleiman are members.