Election Tribunal: Osun NASS Lawmakers-elect File Application To Inspect Election Materials


THE Senator-elect for Osun West Senatorial District, Dr. Kamorudeen Lere Oyewumi and his counterpart in Osun Central Senatorial District, Ajagunla Olubiyi have filed applications to inspect election materials used for the February 25 elections at the Tribunal in anticipation of the possible petitions of the APC against their victories.

Similar applications have been filed at the Tribunal by the the House of Representatives-elect for Obokun/Oriade Federal Constituency, Hon. Wole Oke, the House of Representatives-elect for Ede North/Ede South/Ejigbo/Egbedore Federal Constituency, Hon. Bamidele Salam, and the House of Representatives-elect for Ife Federal Constituency, Hon. Bimbo Ajilesoro, to defend their returns as duly elected represented by the electoral umpire.

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The House of Representatives-elect for Ayiwola Federal Constituency, Hon. Mudashiru Lukman Kayode, the House of Representatives-elect for Ijesha South Federal Constituency, Hon. Sanya Omirin, the House of Representatives-elect for Odo-Otin/ Ifelodun/Boripe Federal Constituency, Hon. Olusoji Adetunji, and the House of Representatives-elect for Ayedaade, Irewole/Isokan Federal Constituency, Hon. Lanre Omoleye, have filed separate applications to inspect election materials used in the election that threw them up as winners.

It will be recalled that the APC candidates who lost in the elections had approached the Tribunal with petitions to challenge the victory of the PDP candidates, which swept all the three senatorial seats and nine house of representatives seat up for contest in the February 25 election.

According to report, the applications was to preempt any attempt by the APC to tamper with election materials by ensuring the successful candidates legal team monitored their inspections of election materials by the defeated opposition candidates.

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The legal said that the successful PDP candidates are prepared to ensure that the mandates given to them by their various constituents are defended and not stolen by the APC which is notorious for usurping mandates.

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