The 2019 Ondo State election petitions tribunal sitting in Akure has upheld the election of Mr Bankole Felemu Gudu representing akoko South West constituency 2 on the platform of the all progressives Congress, APC.
The tribunal in the judgement read by Justice M.A. Akano dismissed the petition filed by Mr Tajudeen Falana of the Action Alliance, AA on the grounds that the petitioner dumped evidences before the court with no witness to speak to the them.
Also, the tribunal upheld the election of Mr Festus Akingbaso of the PDP for Idanre state constituency after dismissing the petition of Mr Smart Omotadowa of the APC.
Omotadowa had sought the nulification of Akingbaso’s election on the grounds of alleged fraudulent practices and non compliance to electoral act in the assembly polls conducted on the 9th March, 2019.
The tribunal Chairman, Justice Nuhu Adi who read the judgement dismissed petition because the petitioner failed to prove the case beyond reasonable doubt and substantiate the evidences before the court.
The two judgements bring to a close the sitting of the tribunal which began on the 3rd of May 2019 after attending to 7 petitions.