Oyo election tribunal begins hearing amid tight security

Oyo State Election Petition Tribunal on Thursday morning began its pre-hearing conference on petitions before it that are seeking to upturn various victories amid heavy security around the Oyo State High Court, Iyaganku, Ibadan,venue of the sitting.

All the petitioners are separately challenging the declaration of different candidates as the legitimate winners of the elections.

At the conference, Mega Icon Magazine learnt that the tribunal is expected to meet the parties with a view to setting up modalities to be adopted in the actual hearing of substantive issues in dispute.

Our reporter who visited the venue around 9:00 am sighted heavily armed security operatives which include the Police, Army and the State Security Service, self-styled as the Department of State Services (DSS) strategically positioned within the court premises.

The court room was filled up to the brim with lawyers, INEC officials, journalists and politicians.

 

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