Gov. Makinde Calls On Political Aides To Intensify Effort
Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State/File Photo

The Governorship Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Ibadan, Oyo State, on Monday affirmed the victory of governor Seyi Makinde.

Concise News reports that in its ruling, the tribunal dismissed the petition of Makinde’s opponent, Adebayo Adelabu of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

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Last month, the tribunal had admitted the final written addresses of both Makinde and Adelabu, as well as that of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

The counsel to INEC had asked the tribunal to dismiss the petition for being “grossly unmeritorious and lacking in substance”.

But on their path, counsel to Adelabu and the APC, Yusuf Alli insisted that the petition is meritorious and that other witnesses not called had their statements properly laid before the tribunal.

Meanwhile, Governor Makinde’s counsel, faulted the relief by the petitioners, claiming they amount to hearsay and therefore, asked the court to dismiss the petition.