By Adenitan Akinola
The inaugural sitting of the Osun State National Assembly and House of Assembly election petitions tribunal will commence Tuesday.
38 petitions have been filed by various political parties and candidates challenging the outcome of the 2023 elections.
The Tribunal consists of 2 panels with one handling petitions connected with the National Assembly elections, while the other one will adjudicate on matters with respect to the House of Assembly elections.
The Secretary of the tribunal, Alhaji Mohammed Mogaji told Radio Nigeria that there were three petitions in the Senatorial contest, nine for the House of Representatives seats and twenty-four for the state House of Assembly seats.
Alhaji Mogaji said some of the parties filed applications and were granted reliefs to inspect election materials, but did not eventually bring any petition.
Surprisingly, the major opposition party during February and March elections in Osun State, the APC only presented petitions in federal and state House of Assembly constituencies, while the ruling PDP is challenging the only House of Assembly seat won by the APC.
Thirty-four of the petitions were filed by the Action Alliance Party which finished in a distance 5th position in the election, while the NNPP filed only one.