Former Kaduna State Senator, Shehu Sani has offered prayers for Osun State Governor, Ademola Adeleke as the state election petitions tribunal delivers judgement on Friday.
Shehu Sani Offers Prayers For Gov Adeleke
The All Progressives Congress (APC) and its candidate at the July 16 Osun governorship poll, Gboyega Oyetola are challenging the victory of Adeleke of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) who was returned elected by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
Parties before Justice Tetse Kume-led three-man panel had on January 13, adopted their final written addresses.
Arguing their case, Lateef Fagbemi, SAN, and Akin Olujinmi, SAN, representing the petitioners, insisted that Adeleke did not win majority lawful votes and should not have been returned as the winner of the poll by INEC.
They also said there were inconsistencies in the certificates presented by Adeleke.
But responding, counsel for INEC, Prof. Paul Ananaba, SAN, that of Adeleke, Onyeachi Ikpeazu, SAN, and Dr. Alex Izinyon, SAN, representing the PDP, said Adeleke was validly elected, as the election that produced him was held in compliance with the provisions of the Electoral Act and the Constitution.
They urged the panel to uphold his election and dismiss the petition.
Taking to his official Twitter handle, Shehu Sani said all prayers are for Governor Adeleke.
He also expressed optimism that the governor shall prevail at the panel.
He wrote, “All prayers for Governor Senator Adeleke of Osun State. He shall prevail in the name of the Almighty.”
All prayers for Governor Senator Adeleke of Osun State.He shall prevail in the name of the Almighty.
— Senator Shehu Sani (@ShehuSani) January 26, 2023
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