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In Osun Aregbesola wins at Election Tribunal

Omisore sought the nullification of the governorship election, which Aregbesola won in August 2014 but the tribunal held on Friday, February 6, that the petitioner did not provide sufficient evidence of malpractice.

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Governor Rauf Aregbesola of Osun State and Senator Iyiola Omisore play

Governor Rauf Aregbesola of Osun State and Senator Iyiola Omisore

(New Telegraph)

The Governor of Osun State, Rauf Aregbesola has triumphed over opponent, Iyiola Omisore as the Election Petition Tribunal sitting in the state has dismissed the case against him.

Omisore sought the nullification of the governorship election, which Aregbesola won in August 2014 but the tribunal held on Friday, February 6, that the petitioner did not provide sufficient evidence of malpractice.

The tribunal also held that there was no proof to show that the election was conducted without substantial compliance with the provisions of the Electoral Act.

“The testimonies of these witnesses are unsatisfactory and the PDP forensic analyst did not show that ballot papers were not used accordingly,” the Chairman of the tribunal, Justice Elizabeth Ikpejime‎, said.

“As such, their testimonies failed to support their claims. None of them gave evidence on the issue of multiple voting, which they earlier claimed. The panel also held that issue of multiple voting was not found in his examination. On allegations of over-voting, no single evidence of over voting was proved. Similarly, on the allegations that O’Yes was used as INEC officials, there is no such evidence,” she said.

Aregbesola, of the All Progressives Congress (APC), won 394,684 votes to beat Omisore, of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) who won 292,747 votes.

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