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Appeal Court rejects Oyetola’s bid to move the Tribunal to Abuja in the Osun election

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Governor Gboyega Oyetola’s bid to move the Tribunal’s session to Abuja was denied by the Abuja Appeal Court.

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In a letter titled RE: PETITION NO, EPT/OS/GOV/01/2022, ADEGBOYEGA ISIAKA OYETOLA & ANOR V. INDEPENDENT NATIONAL ELECTORAL COMMISSION & 2 ORS, the Chief Registrar Court of Appeal, Bangari Umar, rejected Oyetola’s candidacy for governor on July 16 on behalf of the All Progressives Congress.

The note claims that on August 23, Oyetola wrote a letter on the issue to Justice M.B. Dongban Mensem of Appeal, who is the President of the Court.

After careful deliberation and consideration of Oyetola’s request, the Court of Appeal noted that the President of the Court was unable to agree to the proposal because the State’s security agencies had promised the Court their cooperation and support in enhancing the security of the Tribunal and its proceedings.

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Kindly refer to your letter to the Honorable President of the Court of Appeal, dated August 23, 2022, on the aforementioned subject, it said in the letter.

The Osun State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal is currently located in Osogbo. According to the Honourable President, Hon. Justice M.B. Dongban Mensem, “I am directed by the Honourable President, Hon. Justice M.B Dongban Mensem, to inform you that after due consultation on, and consideration of your request to move the Osun State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal to Abuja, the Hon. President is unable to accede

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