The petition to contest the election results was submitted to the tribunal by the All Progressives Congress (APC) and Gboyega Oyetola, who was the party’s candidate in the Osun State governorship election on July 16.
Before their legal team presented the plea to the tribunal, Governor Oyetola and the state’s APC chairman, Gboyega Famodun, both signed it.
The legal team’s leader, Rasheed Adegoke, as well as Famodun indicated shortly after that the party and its candidate have a strong case.
“We have the advise of our legal personnel,” Famodun said.
“They have given us assurance that we have a good case. And I believe so.
“A lot of people are here today, believing that we have a good case. And I think by the grace of God, we will have a cause to jubilate at the end of the day.”
Adegoke confirmed that the petition “has been received by the registry of the tribunal.
“In the next few days, activities will be in top gear with respect to the proceedings of the tribunal.
“So we are here today with the petition, which has fundamentals grounds upon which we believe the election ought to have been returned in favour of Alhaji Isiaka Oyetola and All Progressives Congress.
“So, that’s the essence of the election.”