On Thursday, the election petition tribunal in Ogun State accepted the 8,000 documents submitted by Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate for governor in the state, Ladi Adebutu.
According to Infostride News’ archives, Adebutu originally filed the paperwork to be admitted to the bar on Tuesday.
However, before being let in, the respondents asked to see the paperwork.
Both the petitioners and the respondents had Tuesday and Wednesday to review all papers in dispute and resubmit them before the tribunal on Thursday.
Counsel for the petitioners, Gordy Uche, reported to the tribunal on Thursday that the respondents had studied the documents as instructed.
Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) attorney Remi Olatubora spoke, reiterating that the leaked materials were authentic.
Titilola Akinlawon, Abiodun’s lawyer, said her client had reviewed the documents, but that Gov. Dapo Abiodun would not object to their admittance until the closing addresses.
Onyechi Ikpeazu, an attorney for the All Progressives Congress (APC), has declared that the party will reserve its objections to certain documents until the final addresses are given.
The Hamidu Kunaza-led tribunal ruled that all the evidence presented at the bar was admissible.
The court determined that “all documents are to be admitted from the bar and objections reserved till final addresses.”
Some of the documents admitted include 176-page BVAS reports; one certificate of compliance; an INEC receipt; Form EC8A – declaration of result from INEC; Form EC8D – summary of results from local governments; Form EC8Cs for the 20 LGAs; Form EC8Bs for Abeokuta North, Abeokuta South, Ado-Odo/Ota, Egbado North, Egbado South, Ewekoro, Ifo, Ijebu North, Ijebu North, Ijebu-Ode, Ikenne, Remo North, Odogbolu, Sagamu and others.
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