The Osun Election Tribunal in Osogbo on Friday granted the request of the Peoples Democratic Party’s governor-elect, Ademola Adeleke, to inspect the Independent National Electoral Commission materials.

The tribunal had also agreed on his request to conduct a forensic audit of the BVAS machine.

The Chairman of the Tribunal, Justice Tertsea Kume, granted Adeleke’s application to inspect and conduct forensic audit of the BVAS machines.

One of Adeleke’s Counsel, Mr Hashim Abioye, who spoke to newsmen after the proceeding, said there was the need to conduct a thorough forensic audit of the BVAS machine used for the election.

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the Tribunal had on Aug. 22, granted permission to Gov. Gboyega Oyetola and his party, the All Progressives Congress to inspect materials used for the July 16, governorship poll.

NAN also reports that Oyetola and APC are plaintiffs in the suit earlier filed, challenging the victory of Adeleke at the governorship election.

INEC had declared Adeleke as the winner of the Osun July 16 governorship elections, where he defeated the incumbent, Oyetola.

Oyetola, who was not satisfied with the outcome of the election, dragged both INEC and Adeleke to court through his lead counsel, Mr Yomi Aliyu (SAN).


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