Omisore Wants Osun Election Results Cancelled, Hires 7 SANs To Rep Him
August 29, 2014 – Omisore Wants Osun Election Results Cancelled, Hires 7 SANs To Rep Him
The governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Osun State, Iyiola Omisore, yesterday made good his threat to challenge the result of the August 9 governorship election in the state as he filed his petition before the Governorship Elections Petition Tribunal, challenging the results of the election in 17 local government areas of the state.
Omisore, who was accompanied by the state chairman of the PDP, Alhaji Ganiyu Olaoluwa, and other chieftains of the party expressed confidence that he would reclaim his mandate through the tribunal.
Speaking with newsmen after submitting the more than 850 pages petition, Omisore disclosed that seven Senior Advocates of Nigeria (SAN) would represent him at the tribunal.
Omisore, according to the petition, was seeking an order of the tribunal to cancel the results of the August 9 governorship election in 17 local government areas of the state. The council areas include Ifelodun, Olorunda, Osogbo, Ejigbo, Ede South, Ede North, Ilesa West, Ilesa East, and Ila, among others.
He also called for fresh conduct of the governorship election in the affected areas.
The PDP governorship candidate was also urging for an order of the tribunal to declare him the authentic winner of the August 9 governorship election.
The Secretary to the tribunal, Mr. Muhammadu Aliyu, who received the petition on behalf of the tribunal chairman, assured that the tribunal would carry out its duties without fear or favour.
[Reported By Daily Sun]