BY LEKE ADEGBITE
Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu has been urged to immediately set up a Local Government Election Tribunal for the Igbara-Oke Ward 1 Councillorship rerun Election in Ifedore local government area which was conducted on the 10th of this month by ODIEC.
In a petition to the governor and the state Chief Judge, counsel to the African Democratic Congress (ADC), Mr Femi Emodamori, said the party was ready to challenge the outcome of the rerun election in line with Section 88 of the Local Government Election and Allied Matters Law (2006).
The lawyer said the governor was required by the said Law to set up the election Tribunal in consultation with the Chief Judge, while Section 89 thereof stipulates that an election petition shall be presented to the Tribunal by any aggrieved party/candidate within 14 days from the date of which the election result is declared.
The ADC counsel cautioned that non-set up of the Tribunal for parties to file petition would lead to unspeakable injustice and urged Governor Akeredolu and the state Chief Judge to immediately constitute the Tribunal for the aggrieved parties to ventilate their grievances and seek justice.