Tribunal Throws out Suit against Gov. Oyebanji

The Ekiti State Election Petitions Tribunal sitting in Ado Ekiti has dismissed the case instituted by SDP and its candidate against the June 16th election of Biodun Oyebanji as the Governor of the state.

The court in over two hours and forty-five minutes of judgment resolved all the issues raised by the petitioner for determination and subsequently affirmed the election of incumbent Governor Biodun Oyebanji.

Delivering the ruling, a member of the Tribunal Justice Zaad Zadawa held that the SDP and its candidate failed to present satisfactory evidences that the incumbent Governor and his Deputy were not eminent qualified to context the June 18 poll.

The court further affirmed that it was puerile for the petitioners to base their case on the signing of a nomination letter since it was the party at the state level that decide the candidate to represent it in an election

Blessing Adesanya

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