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Osun: Oyetola To Engage No Fewer Than 50 Lawyers To Challenge Adeleke’s Victory

Osun: Oyetola To Engage No Fewer Than 50 Lawyers To Challenge Adeleke’s Victory
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Kunle Adegoke, counsel to the Osun State Governor, Gboyega Oyetola, has disclosed that the All Progressives (APC) candidate in the last Saturday’s election may engage no fewer than 50 lawyers to challenge the victory of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate, Ademola Adeleke.
This is coming amidst the warning from PDP and governor-elect to the Independent National Electoral Commission against being swayed by APC to tamper with the election results.

In an interview, Kunle Adegoke said the governor’s team were still reviewing the election documents in preparation for taking serious legal action against Adeleke.

Adegoke said only two members of the legal team have been revealed, noting that many lawyers are interested in joining the team and the governor would engage fifty or more members to challenge Adeleke’s victory.

He said: “We are still reviewing documents and the legal team is actually working. In an election of this nature, the documents will be so many; so it is important to look at them critically before we make a decision and that is exactly what we are working on right now.

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“Dr Biodun Layonu (SAN), is the leader of the team. The legal team is not complete yet because there are so many others that will still come in.

“In the meantime, the two members of the legal team we can reveal are Dr Biodum Layonu and Kunle Adegoke. Others that may come in are people we may not know but as soon as we are ready to move, we will notify the press.

“The membership can’t be determined as many lawyers are interested in joining the team. You know election petition is a special case. So, we allow as many lawyers that are interested to come in. We may run into 50 or more members.”

In response to the governor’s plans to appeal the election results before the election petition tribunal, the media adviser to the Osun State APC chairman, Kola Olabisi, said the party will support Oyetola’s stance on the matter.

He said: “I have not read what you said the governor had said but the posture of the party can not be different from what the governor had said.”

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