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The Ekiti State Election Petitions Tribunal has adjourned till September 15 to allow parties before it to respond to applications filed at the registry.

The chairman of the three-member tribunal, Justice Wilfred Kpochi, adjourned sitting in a short ruling after he was informed by all the counsel to the parties of several applications waiting to be moved.

The ruling came after the petitioner and candidate of the Social Democratic Party (SDP), Engr. Segun Oni  adopted the pre-hearing information sheet earlier filed before the Tribunal.

Respondents in the suit are the governor-elect, Mr. Biodun Oyebanji (1st), All Progressives Congress (2nd), Alhaji Mai Mala Buni and APC Caretaker Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee (3rd), Independent National Electoral Commission (4th) and the Deputy Governor-elect, Mrs. Monisade Afuye (5th).

The tribunal was told that  Oyebanji, Oni, the APC,  Buni, CECPC and  Afuye had filed various applications which are pending at the tribunal registry which must be responded to.

The state attorney-general and commissioner for justice, Mr. Olawale Fapohunda (SAN) told the panel that he attended the sitting out of  respect for the tribunal and wished them a fruitful sitting.

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