The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has responded to the petition filed by Governor Gboyega Oyetola before the Governorship Election Petition Tribunal.
The Caretaker Committee Chairman, Osun PDP, Dr Adekunle Akindele in his response asked the Election tribunal to dismiss Oyetola’s petition, describing it as frivolous, baseless and un-meritorious.
Governor Oyetola, who is the candidate of All Progressives Congress (APC) is challenging the result of the July 16 governorship election before the tribunal, with the claim that there was over-voting in some local government areas in the state in the gubernatorial poll.
However, The Caretaker Committee Chairman, Osun PDP, maintained that the election was free, fair and credible without any iota of non-compliance with the Electoral Act, 2022, thereby terming the allegations listed in Oyetola’s petition as lame and imaginary.
Akindele said that the petition filed by Oyetola and the APC are time-wasting and efforts in futility, adding that Osun PDP candidate and governor-elect, Senator Ademola Adeleke, fulfilled all qualification, criteria and conditions to run for the election.
He noted that Adeleke was duly declared the winner, as there was no over-voting in any of the polling units being challenged by Oyetola and his party memebers.