Some from Osun State, on Thursday took their continued protest to the nation’s capital, Abuja, against the judgement of the governorship election petition tribunal which sacked Governor Ademola Adeleke as the winner of the July 16, gubernatorial poll.
The tribunal, headed by Justice Terste Kume, sacked Governor Adeleke of the PDP and declared Gboyega Oyetola of the All Progressives Congress (APC) as the winner of the poll.
Daily Trust reports that after the judgement was delivered, residents of the state and members of the PDP trooped out en masse to vent their anger against the judgement, accusing the tribunal of injustice.
Speaking to journalists through their leader, Moshood Adebayo, after submitting a petition to the National Judicial Commission (NJC) in Abuja, the protesters called for an urgent investigation of Justice Kume “for actions and activities in breach of judicial ethics and protocols.”
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Adebayo said, “As the chairman of the Osun governorship panel, Justice Kume acted with deep bias and partiality which compels an extensive probe on his culpability.”
The protesters further argued that throughout the trial, the justice was consistently providing support to the petitioners “even when their counsels are failing, adjournments were ordered to ensure rectification.”
They, therefore, called on the NJC to order a probe of how the judgement was handled due to evident signs of external influence and manipulation.