Osun 2022: Oyetola Hires 50 Lawyers; Seek to disqualify Adeleke
Sequel to the July 16 governorship election in Osun State, Governor Adegboyega Oyetola of Osun State yesterday, Friday asked the Election Petition Tribunal in Osogbo to nullify the election of the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Ademola Adeleke.
According to the governor, the election was fraught with certain irregularities.
He also said that Adeleke ought not to have been declared winner as he was not qualified to have contested the election in the first place, having submitted forged certificate to the Independent National Electoral Commision.
A member of Oyetola’s legal team, Kunle Adegoke (SAN), in an interview with newsmen immediately after filing the petition in Osogbo said the governor has assembled 50 lawyers including 10 Senior Advocates of Nigeria, listing 13 grounds on which premises Adeleke should be disqualified.
Other key members of the legal team included Prince Lateef Fagbemi (SAN), Chief Akin Olujumi (SAN), Prince Biodun Layonu (SAN/, Muritala Abdulrasheed (SAN).
Adegoke said the election in many 749 polling units were fraught with irregularities.
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