ABEOKUTA – The Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Abeokuta will on Monday begin the hearing of petition submitted by the Ogun State Chapter of Labour Party against the March 9 governorship election in the state.
Labour Party had last Monday dragged the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), the All Progressives Congress (APC) and its governorship candidate in the state, Prince Dapo Abiodun before the election petition tribunal for alleged exclusion of it’s party logo, name and symbol on the ballot papers used during the March 9 governorship election.
Labour Party in the petition filed by the State Secretary, Sunday Oginni had asked the election petition tribunal in the state to nullify the election that saw Prince Dapo Abiodun as the winner of the governorship poll.
LP in the petition marked EPP/06/GOV/02/2019 urged the tribunal to withdraw certificate of return given to Dapo Abiodun.
The party claimed that, the action has deprived it’s governorship candidate an opportunity to participate in the election and win, calling on the tribunal to order fresh election within 21 days of its decision and include its logo and symbol.
But in a notice of hearing signed by the tribunal secretary, Nyior Henry Sekulla Esq. on Friday, the election petition tribunal ordered for the hearing of the ko petition on Monday, April 1.
The notice of hearing dated 26th March, 2019 was addressed to the petitioner, Kehinde Ayanwale Esq.