Ekiti Poll: Tribunal gives PDP nod to serve petition on APC, Fayemi

Posted by Rotimi Ojomoyela, Ado-Ekiti | 9 August 2018 | 1,361 times

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The Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Ado Ekiti, yesterday, approved the prayers of the Peoples Democratic Party’s governorship candidate in the July 14 poll, Kolapo Olusola to serve notice of Petition on Governor-elect, Dr Kayode Fayemi.

Olusola is challenging the declaration of the candidate of All Progressives Congress, APC, Fayemi as winner of the governorship election by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, at the tribunal. The Tribunal order came on the heels of an affidavit by the Bailiff of the Tribunal that he could not effect personal service of the Petition to the second and third Respondents, who are APC and Fayemi respectively as the party’s office in Ajilosun area of Ado Ekiti had been shut, while the third Respondent, is currently out of the country.

In its ruling, the Tribunal granted prayer(s) 2 (a), (c) and (d) as contained in the motion exparte which is to paste the Petition and accompany processes at a conspicuous place in the premises of the Tribunal in Ado Ekiti, and as well send same via a registered courier service to the National Headquarters of the APC in Abuja. The Tribunal, however, didn’t grant the service of Petition notice to the APC Secretariat in Ajilosun in Ado Ekiti as it noted that the office had been shut.

•Excerpted from a Vanguard report

Source: News Express

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