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Omisore urges NJC to probe tribunal members

The governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in Osun State, Senator Iyiola Omisore, has called on the National Judicial Council to probe the activities of Justice Elizabeth Ikpejime- led Election Petition Tribunal which dismissed his petition against Governor Rauf Aregbesola.

The call came as the petitioner’s reaction to the dismissal of his petition which the three-man panel unanimously agreed could not be proved beyond reasonable doubt.

Omisore, who said this in a statement made available to our correspondent in Osogbo on Saturday by his media aide, Mr. Victor Oriola, said he would appeal the judgment.

He described the dismissal of his petition   by the panel as a travesty of justice.

The allegation of corruption came as a surprise to many because one of the counsels to the petitioner, Mr. Nathaniel Oke (SAN) had commended the panel while closing his case that the panel had maintained its integrity and none of the parties in the case had written any petition against any of them.

Oke reiterated his comment on the integrity of the panel on Friday after the judgment but said while the verdict was binding on them, it was not the final because they had some areas of disagreements.

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