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Ondo Election Tribunal: PDP Narrows 400 Witnesses to Jegede Alone, closes case

The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and its candidate, Eyitayo Jegede in the October 10th governorship election have closed their case before the on going State Election Petitions Tribunal, narrowing the over 400 witnesses to the testimony of Jegede who was cross examined by counsel to APC and INEC at the hearing on Tuesday.

The Counsel to the petitioners, Onyechi Ipeazu said they have opted to narrow their case to the evidences presented before the court.

While filing their petition, Jegede and PDP listed over 400 witnesses and many exhibits with additional nine days to defend their case.

Ikpeazu said they are no longer interested in calling further witnesses aside jegede who was in the witness box on Tuesday.

Meanwhile, Counsel to INEC, Charles Edosomwan prayed the court for time to further study the petitions and be able to open their defence.

Counsel to the APC, Lateef Fagbemi, that of governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu and the deputy governor-elect lucky Aiyedatiwa, Akin Olujimi did not oppose the prayer of INEC.

Further hearing has been adjourned till next Tuesday to enable the first respondent, INEC to open their evidence In rebuttal.

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