The Osun governorship tribunal headed by Justice Ibrahim Sirajo has reserved ruling on the preliminary objection applications filed by the All Progressives Congress (APC) and Governor Gboyega Oyetola against the petition of Reformation Party of Nigeria before the tribunal.
RPN in its petition on Monday in Abuja is challenging declaration of Oyetola, the APC candidate as the winner of the September 22 governorship election.
Joined in the petition were Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), APC and Oyetola as first, second and third respondents respectively.
However, the APC and Oyetola in their preliminary objection applications urged the tribunal to dismiss the petition for lacking in merit.
The tribunal heard the applications and reserved rulings till the final judgment on the case.
Besides, hearing has also commenced in the petition filed by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its governorship candidate in September 22 governorship election in Osun, Senator Ademola Adeleke at the tribunal sitting in Abuja.
The petitioners are challenging the declaration of Governor Gboyega Oyetola as the winner of the election by INEC
When the case came up on Monday, both PDP and Adeleke tendered the Certified True Copies of Form EC8A and the result sheets in all the Local Government they are challenging.
PDP and Adeleke are praying the tribunal to declare that Oyetola was not the valid winner of either the substantive poll that held on September 22 or the re-run election that took place on September 27.
They are also urging the court to nullify Oyetola’s election and declare Adeleke as the bona-fide winner of the governorship contest.
The petitioners have 14 days, which commence on Monday, for the hearing of their case.