April 2, 2019
The governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Oyo State, Mr Adebayo Adelabu, has filed a petition at the tribunal to challenge the victory of Mr Seyi Makinde of the Peoples Democratic Party(PDP) in the March 9 election.
Other respondents in the case are the PDP and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
It was gathered that only Adelabu and his party filed a petition.
It will be recalled that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had declared Makinde winner of the governorship election in the state, after polling 515,621 votes to defeat Adelabu who had 357,982.
Constitutionally, there is a 21 day period for any party to file its petition at the tribunal, which takes effect from the day the winner of the election was declared.
However, the 21 days deadline to file any petition ended on March 31.
In another development, the National Assembly and State House of Assembly Election Petition Tribunal also received a total of 31 petitions.
The petitions are four for the Senate, 12 for the House of Representatives and 15 for the state House of Assembly.