On Friday, there was a significant deployment of security personnel across crucial areas in Osogbo, the capital of Osun State, as the Election Petition Tribunal was poised to deliver its decision.
The All Progressives Congress and ex-Osun State Governor Adegboyega Oyetola were challenging the Peoples Democratic Party candidate, Senator Ademola Adeleke, who was returned elected by the Independent National Electoral Commission, in the July 16 governorship election.
Armed police officers were seen at the PDP and APC secretariats in Osun State, as well as the state office of the APC presidential campaign in Osogbo.
The road leading to the premises of Osun State High Court, where the panel will deliver the judgement was blocked to traffic, thus students, staff and others with business along the route had to trek long distances to their destinations.
According to Punch, the panel had directed that 25 people each from both parties would be allowed into the premises.
Lawyers and journalists were, however, allowed in after they have been identified.
As of the time of filing this report at 9:09am, Justice Tetsea Kume had led other two members of the panel into the court room to begin reading the judgement.
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