Oyo tribunal: Lawyers submit final addresses

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Chief Oyebisi Ilaka

The lawyers in the case between Chief Oyebisi Ilaka, the Accord senatorial candidate in Oyo Central and Senator Monsurat Sunmonu, the All Progressives Congress (APC) standard-bearer, holding at the National Assembly Election Petition Tribunal in Ibadan, have submitted their final addresses to the judges.

Following submission of the addresses, the tribunal Chairman, Justice J.G. Abundaga, adjourned the judgment to a date that would be communicated to the lawyers.

The petitioner’s counsel, Olawale Omoloye, delivering his addresses and adopting them before the tribunal, said the two written addresses were the final argument on the part of his client and pleaded with the tribunal to grant the relief and prayer being sought.

The first respondent, Senator Sunmonu, was represented by Tola Oshobi, the second respondent, the APC, was represented by O. Olowofela and the third respondent, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), was represented by Adisa Oluwatosin. They addressed the tribunal and adopted the final written addresses.

Oshobi prayed the tribunal to dismiss the petition and award substantial cost against the petitioner for bringing an incompetent case.

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