The Oyo State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal has dismissed an application filed by Mr Adebayo Adelabu, the governorship candidate of the APC to recount all the ballot papers used in the March 9 election.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Adelabu and his party are challenging the declaration of Seyi Makinde, governorship candidate of PDP, by INEC has the winner of the March 9 governorship election in Oyo State.
Adelabu through his Counsel, Mr Titus Asaolu, SAN, had filed an application seeking to recount all the ballot papers used in the March 9 election.
Delivering his ruling on Monday, the three-man panel, chaired by Justice Sirajo Muhammed, dismissed the application, adding that it would jeopardise the respondents’ right to a fair hearing.
Mohammed said that the petitioners were only challenging the result of few local governments in conduct of the governorship election and not all the 33 local government of the state