By Segun Adejare
Osun State Chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) seems to have silently accepted the total loss of the party to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the February 25 Presidential and National Assembly Election as well as March 18 Houses of Assembly Elections.
AFFAIRS TV reports that the Election Petitions Tribunals in Oyo and Osun states have received no fewer than 34 petitions out of which Osun APC have only one, an indication that the party had accepted defeat.
In Osun, all the petitions received against the victory of the candidates of the Peoples Democratic Party, who won the three senatorial seats and nine House of Representatives seats in the February 25 elections were filed by Action Alliance (AA), according to PUNCH.
Speaking at the office of the tribunal located on the premises of Osun State High Court, Osogbo on Tuesday, the secretary of the panel, Mohammed Magaji, confirmed that APC was challenging outcome of only one House of Representatives election and none of the House of Assembly Elections.
Magaji said the AA was also challenging all the nine Reps seats won by the PDP, while the New Nigeria People’s Party was challenging the result of one House of Representatives seats.
He added that sitting of the panel will commence immediately all petitions are in and other processes completed.
He said, “So far, we have 14 petitions in total. Action Alliance has filed three senatorial petitions and nine against House of Representatives result. New Nigeria People’s Party and the All Progressives Congress both filed one petition each for House of Representatives.”
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