There is palpable fear in the camps of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and All Progressives Congress (APC) in Osun State are both hopefuls of favourable judgment in the dispute over the July 16, 2022 governorship election to be determined on Friday (today) by the governorship election petitions tribunal.
It was earlier reported that the Osun State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Osogbo fixed Friday, January 27 for delivering judgment on the July 16 2022 governorship election.
The tribunal communicated the date to the parties in the matter three days ago.
Gboyega Oyetola, the All Progressives Congress (APC), had filed a petition against the winner of the election, Ademola Adeleke of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), alleging that Adeleke presented fake certificates to INEC.
The counsel representing Oyetola, Lateef Fagbemi (SAN), and Akin Olujinmi (SAN), insisted that Adeleke did not win the majority of lawful votes and should not have been declared the winner of the election.
They also said there were inconsistencies in the certificates presented by Adeleke.
Justice Tetse Kume-led’s three-man panel will rule today over the governorship election.
The Osun State Police Command has warned against the breakdown of law in the state as the Governorship Election Petition Tribunal delivers its judgment today (Friday).
According to the state command necessary security measures have been put in place to guide against the breakdown of law and order.
The spokesperson of the command, Yemisi Opalola said the police is working with other security agencies in the state.
The statement reads, “Osun State Police Command wishes to assure the general public, especially the good people of the state, of adequate security before, during, and beyond the judgment.
The Police, in collaboration with other security agencies in the state, have put all necessary security measures in place to deal decisively within the ambit of the law with anyone, group of persons who might attempt to foment trouble.
“Therefore, Osun State Police Command is using this medium to appeal to parents and guardians to warn their children and wards to stay out of trouble/violence. They should not allow themselves to be used by any vicious politicians to cause a crisis in the state, as the command will not tolerate any kind of thuggery or hooliganism.”