The PDP and its candidate in the July 14, 2018, governorship election in Ekiti State, Prof. Olusola Kolapo, will today tender in evidence all electoral materials used in the conduct of the disputed election.
PDP and Kolapo had approached the election tribunal sitting in Abuja to challenge the declaration of Dr. John Kayode Fayemi of the APC as the winner of the election. The petitioners joined INEC, APC and Fayemi as respondents in the matter.
At the resumed hearing yesterday, counsel to the petitioners, Yusuf Ali (SAN), informed the three-man tribunal that the petitioners would start presenting their case by tendering in evidence the certified true copies (CTCs) of all electoral materials used for the election.
However, upon return from an hour’s stand-down based on notification by Fayemi’s counsel that the respondents were yet to study the documents, Ali informed the tribunal that parties were yet to complete the checking and, therefore, asked that the hearing be adjourned to today.
He said this would enable the respondents’ counsel to complete checking the materials the petitioners wanted to tender in evidence.
Based on this, the Chairman of the tribunal, Justice Sulaiman Belgore, adjourned to today (Thursday) for continuation of hearing.