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Tribunal Upholds Ajimobi’s Election As Governor Of Oyo State

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The Oyo State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal, on Tuesday, upheld the All Progressives Congress (APC) gubernatorial candidate, Gov. Abiola Ajimobi, as the duly elected governor of Oyo state.

The tribunal dismissed the petition of Sen. Rashidi Ladoja of Accord Party, who had filed a petition challenging the declaration of Ajimobi as the winner of the governorship election of April 11 in Oyo State.

The Chairman of the tribunal, Justice Muhammed Mayaki, delivering the judgment, said that the result of an election in law, is presumed to be in order until proved otherwise.

Mayaki said that the petitioner had failed to prove the allegation of corruption, malpractices, irregularities and manipulation levelled against the respondent.

He therefore dismissed the petition and upheld the declaration of Ajimobi as the winner of the election in Oyo State.

Reacting to the judgment, counsel to Ladoja, Richard Ogunwole (SAN), said that he was not satisfied with the judgment of the tribunal, adding that his client would appeal it.

On his part, Olalekan Ojo, one of the counsel to Ajimobi, commended the tribunal, stating that the judgement was an excellent job.