By Christian George
Oyo State governorship election petition tribunal has dismissed the petition of the Action Alliance and its gubernatorial candidate, Babatunde Samson Ajala against Governor Seyi Makinde.
Justice Ejiro Emudainohwu, who led the three-man tribunal delivered the judgement on Friday in Ibadan.
According to a report by Daily Post, Makinde was declared the winner of the gubernatorial election held on Saturday, 18th March 2023 but Action Alliance and its candidate approached the tribunal and called for the cancellation of the election result owing to the alleged exclusion of the name of its candidate.
However, Action Alliance’s counsel, Etibo Orowo King said that the party has decided to discontinue the case.
He noted that the decision was made in the interest of peace.
“My prayer is for the cancellation of the result of the election. But, further reevaluation, we decided to discontinue the case in the interest of peace and tranquillity”.
Also, counsel to the governor who is the second respondent, Kunle Kalejaye (SAN) in his presentation then urged the tribunal to dismiss the case.
“The petitioner asked that the case be struck out. We want the base to be dismissed. It is a petition that is dead on arrival, the Counsel said.l”