The litigation concerning the July 16 Gubernatorial election in Osun State took a new twist as the Election Petition Tribunal in the case between Adegboyega Oyetola of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and Ademola Adeleke of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has announced that it would sit for six hours daily.
The Tribunal in its Pre-hearing report at the sitting also directed parties to file a schedule of witnesses within 24 hours of the Tribunal’s sitting.
According to the panel, it would commence its sittings from Monday to Thursday from 10 am to 4 pm, with proceedings of Friday ending by 1 pm.
The tribunal chairman, Justice Tertsea Kume while delivering the pre-hearing report of the panel at the 30-minute Monday proceedings, added that the panel might sit on Saturdays or on public holidays if it is necessary.
According to Justice Kume, all the documentary evidence pleaded by the prosecution and defense counsel would be taken from the bar, and objection to them would be deferred to the final address stage, adding that the time that the parties agreed on for examination in chief and cross-examination of the
The Tribunal Chairman further adjourned the matter till October 26 for the commencement of the hearing.
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