Senator Ademola Adeleke’s prayers have been granted by the reconstituted election tribunal in the Osun state to serve his petition and other court processes on the respondents by pasting it on the notice board at the tribunal’s premises.
The Punch reports that the directive was given to Adeleke, the candidate of People Democratic Party (PDP) in the recently concluded gubernatorial election in Osun state by Justice Muhammad Sirajo-headed tribunal, following the substituted service filed by the senator and his counsel.
Legit.ng gathers that the application was moved by the counsel for the PDP candidate, Nathaniel Oke (SAN) who prayed to court to serve the notice to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and the winner of the poll, Alhaji Gboyega Oyetola and his party since they were allegedly evading the previous service option.
Adeleke prayed that: “An order of this honourable tribunal granting leave to the petitioner/applicants to serve the petition, court orders, hearing notices and all other processes already filed and to be filed in this case on the second and third respondents through substituted means by pasting the said petition, court orders and hearing notices and all other processes already filed and to be filed in this case on the notice board of this honourable tribunal.”
Adeleke also prayed that the tribunal allows forensic experts and statisticians to read and examine the certified electoral materials used in the election.
The prayers were granted having been read by Justice Peter Obiora.