The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has closed its case in the petition filed by the APC candidate, Adebayo Adelabu, against the victory of Gov. Seyi Makinde of PDP in the March 9 governorship election in Oyo State.
INEC’s counsel, Akinlolu Kehinde (SAN), closed the case after calling only one witness
Kehinde told the tribunal that he was closing his case because INEC had discharged its burden of proof on the matter based on the evidences of his witness and petitioners’ witnesses.
INEC only called Kehinde Aderike, an INEC staff who was the Electoral Officer in Ibadan South East Local Government during the election.
The tribunal led by Justice Muhammed Sirajo called on Makinde’s counsel, Ahamefula Ejelam (SAN), to open his case.
Ejelam prayed the tribunal to adjourn the case till Thursday to enable him to open his case a
An adjournment was consequently granted by the tribunal.