Osun Tribunal directs Oyetola, Adeleke to schedule witnesses within 24 hours

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Panel to sit on Saturdays, public holidays

Uba Group

BY TIMOTHY AGBOR, OSOGBO

The Osun State Election Petition Tribunal hearing the suit filed by Governor Adegboyega Oyetola against the declaration of Ademola Adeleke as Governor-elect, has directed parties to file the scheduling of their witnesses in not less than 24 hours before the panel.

The court indicated that it would sit on saturdays and public holidays, as part of efforts to conclude the matter on time.

Delivering the Pre-hearing report at the tribunal sitting, the Chairman of the panel, Justice Tertsea Kume said full hearing would commence on October 26.

According to Kume, all documentary evidence pleaded shall be taken from the bar and objection to them would be deferred to their final addresses, while the time agreed on by parties for the evidence of witnesses would be maintained.

“The tribunal will commence sitting by 10am from Monday to Friday and close for the day by 4pm, except Friday when the tribunal will close proceeding by 1pm.

“The tribunal will also sit on saturdays and public holidays depending on the exigency of the circumstances,” he said.