Osun State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal has admitted in evidence, the Certified True Copies (CTC) of the Bimodal Voter Accreditation System (BVAS) reports showing the over-voting in favour of Ademola Adeleke during the July 16 governorship election in the state.
The tribunal, led by Justice Tertsea Kume also admitted in evidence Adeleke’s Diploma Certificate from Penn Foster High School, B.Sc Certificate from Atlanta Metropolitan State College, Letter of Attestation dated 22/5/2016 from Ede Muslim High School, NYSC Certificate of Exception and some other documents as exhibits.
Also admitted are, forms EC8As, for Olorunda, Obokun and Ila local governments, forms EC8Bs which are results of the wards and forms EC8Cs- the results of each of the 10 local governments being challenged, forms EC8D which is the summary of the overall result, EC8Es the declaration of the result and form EC9.
Reacting to the ongoing court proceedings, Spokesperson to the Governor-elect,Mallam Olawale Rasheed,
affirmed that presenting of documents is a normal process during court sitting.
The Release In full, “We want to note that we have been silent on Tribunal matters for the past few days in observance of the mourning of the sad exit of our Son, Ifeanyi Davido. We however find it necessary to correct the falsehood being spread by the APC over the Tribunal proceedings.
“We affirm that ongoing tendering of documents by counsel to Mr Gboyega Oyetola is not in anyway an indication of judicial victory over Senator Ademola Adeleke. In any case, before the law today, APC had no candidate for the July 16th election.
Counsel to the Governor elect, Nathaniel Oke, SAN and Osun State Chairman of the PDP have both clarified this position after today’s proceeding at the Osun State Governorship Tribunal. Mr Oke narrated that the petitioners are currently presenting their case which includes presentation of documents relating to the electoral processes.
” The petitioners have time allotted to them. We will be challenging the admissibility of many of the submitted documents in our final address after which the panel will deliver ruling in their judgements. This implies that there is nothing special or spectacular about the ongoing presentation.
” We should all be aware that after the petitioners have presented their case, the defence team will take turn to also make presentation. We will also present documents, call witnesses and submit hard materials. Our case suffers no setback as nothing has happened that signify any positive turn of event for the petitioner”, Mr Oke explained.
The defence team further berated the APC for engaging in media trial by pretending to be achieving mileage when the so called documents are just results sheets duly signed by APC agents and purpurted BVAS report.
Rather than submitting the documents at a sitting, the APC further staggered the submissions across three days in a bid to sustain false narrative of good showing at the Tribunal. We accused the APC of a failed bid to win public symphathy as the exercise further confirms that Governor Oyetola has no chance of stopping the will of Osun people from materialising.
Also speaking on the subject, the Osun State PDP Caretaker Chairman, Dr Adekunle Akindele said the party was silent since yesterday on the court proceedings because of the bereavement within the Adeleke family, wondering why APC operatives are embarking on false propaganda at a time of mourning for a prominent son of Osun state.
” We have remained silent on the court matter because these are trying days for a top son of Osun state, Mr Davido and the entire Adeleke family. Let me reassure our people that Mr Oyetola is just continuing his failed media propaganda as nothing incriminating or damaging has happened to our Governor-elect at the Tribunal.
” Our defence remains as solid as ever. The victory of PDP is a reality that cannot be upturned by a man who is not even a candidate in the election he is challenging”, the party Chairman stated.
He noted that “it is elementary that in judicial proceedings, petitioner and defence teams normally have allotted time to present their cases”, wondering “what tickles petitioners with mere documents presentation at the Tribunal.
“It is even surprising that the outgoing Governor and his APC who earlier declared that the petition will be the fastest are those now playing at the Tribunal while their time wastes away, yet dishing out lies and false narratives to members of the public in their desperate media voyage”.
” Let them know they are chasing shadows. Osun people have decided”, the party Chairman concluded.
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