Witnesses appear for ACN, Akeredolu against Mimiko’s election in Ondo

ACN in Ondo State is contesting the re-election of Governor Mimiko.

Ten witnesses on Wednesday appeared for the Action Congress of Nigeria, ACN, and its governorship candidate, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, at the Ondo State Election Petition Tribunal,

They were from Akoko North West and Akure South Local Government Areas.

The witnesses were called by the Tribunal to testify in support of the petition filed by the ACN and Mr. Akeredolu against the last governorship election declared in favour of Olusegun Mimiko by the Independent National Electoral Commissioner, INEC.

The witnesses maintained that the election was marred by irregularities in their respective local government areas.

More witnesses are to appear on Thursday at the Tribunal from the local governments being contested by the ACN and Mr. Akeredolu.

Before the witnesses were called, the petitioners continued with the tendering of voters register and form EC8-result sheets used during the poll.

The three-man tribunal had earlier accepted the inspected election materials loaded in 18 “Ghana Must Go” bags as evidence after a protracted argument between Governor Olusegun Mimiko’s Counsel, Wole Olanipekun, and Mr. Akeredolu’s lawyer, Akin Olujimi.

Counsel to the petitioner, Lasun Sanusi, led the process of tendering the documents to the tribunal.

Mr. Akeredolu and the ACN are challenging the 13 local governments won by Governor Mimiko during the last governorship election.

Hearing continues on Thursday.

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