Osun PDP protesting the disbandment of the Osun Governorship election tribunal. Source: Punch

The Osun Governorship Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Osogbo has been disbanded.

The tribunal is sitting over the petition filed by the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in the 2018 Osun state election, Senator Ademola Adeleke, to challenge the victory of the the candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Gboyega Oyetola.

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Muhammed Adamu, the Secretary to the tribunal, confirmed the disbandment of the panel to reporters in Osogbo on Thursday.

He, however, said that he was not aware of the reason for the action.

“It is true that the election tribunal has been disbanded but the reason for the disbandment was not communicated to me,” Adamu said.

Following the disbandment, members of the PDP in Osun State staged a peaceful protest on the premises of the Osun State High Court.

A chieftain of the party Niyi Owolade told newsmen at the premises of the tribunal in Osogbo that the party was surprised by the development.

Owolade, a former Attorney-General of the state, said they were taken aback on Thursday morning when officials of the tribunal informed them that the tribunal had been disbanded.

He said that the reason for the disbandment had yet to be ascertained and it was not known when a new panel would be constituted.

The PDP stalwart, therefore, demanded an immediate constitution of the panel to continue with the petition without further delay.