The Peoples Democratic Party and the Independent National Electoral Commission sued respectively as 3rd & 1st Respondents by Governor Oyetola and the APC in their election petition before the Osun Governorship Election Petition Tribunal have responded to the said petition.
The PDP and INEC in their separate replies, described Oyetola’s and the All Progressives Congress’ petitions as frivolous and baseless, calling on the Tribunal to dismiss the petition it.
A statement by the Caretaker Chairman of the PDP, Adekunle Akindele said the “respondents in reply to Oyetola’s petition claimed that all the allegations in the petition are lame and imaginary, maintaining that the election was free, fair and credible without any iota of non-compliance with the Electoral Act, 2022. The respondents who considered the petition of OYETOLA and the APC as time-wasting and effort in futility, hinted in their reply that Senator Ademola Adeleke fulfilled all qualification criteria and conditions to run for the election and was duly declared the winner, stating that there was no over-voting in any of the polling units being challenged by Oyetola and his APC.
“The PDP therefore advised the APC and OYETOLA to face the reality of their defeat, stop the wild goose chase and start the process of handing over to the incoming administration of Senator Ademola Adeleke.”