Just In : Tribunal Receives 9 Petitions Against Senators, Reps-Elect in ondo
The Ondo State Election Petition Tribunal in Akure on Thursday said it has received nine petitions on the 25 February National Assembly elections in the state.
The Secretary of the tribunal, Musa Adam, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Akure that seven of the petitions were on the House of Representatives election and two on the Senate.
Mr Adam said that Olusegun Phillips-Alonge, the candidate of New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP) in Ondo North Senatorial District, had filed a petition challenging the election of Olajide Ipinsigba of All Progressives Congress (APC).
He added that the Labour Party candidate for Ondo Central, Morounfoluwa Bademosi, has also filed a petition on the election of Mr Adeniyi Adegbonmire of the APC.
The secretary said that petitions were also filed to challenge the elections in Akoko South east/Akoko South west, Ese Odo/Ilaje, Okitipupa/Irele and Ondo East/Ondo West Federal Constituencies.
He said other federal constituencies include Akure South/Akure North and Akoko Northeast/Akoko Northwest.
Mr Adam said the tribunal was expecting petitions on the outcomes of the House of Assembly election.
He said that aggrieved candidates have 21 days from the date of the announcement of the result of the election to file a petition before the tribunal.