PPC Drags INEC To Election Tribunal Over Omission Of Logo In 8 Federal Constituencies In Oyo State

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By; BAYO AKAMO, Ibadan

The Providence People’s Congress (PPC) has dragged the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) before the National Assembly elections tribunal in Oyo state over the  missing of its logo in the ballot papers used in some parts of the state during the February 23, elections.

Oyo State Chairman of the party, Mr Taiwo Oduola who disclosed this in a statement made available to newsmen in Ibadan declared that the party in the petition is asking the tribunal to cancel the results of the elections held on that day  in eight (8) of the 14 federal constituencies in the state

Mr. Taiwo Oduola in the  statement pointed out that the party decided to file the petition before the tribunal due to the exclusion of the party’s logo in the election held on Saturday February 23rd in the eight constituencies.

According to the PPC Chairman, the affected Federal constituencies are; Akinyele/Lagelu, Ibadan North, Ibadan South West/Ibadan North West, Saki West/Saki East/ATISBO, Oluyole, Surulere/Ogo Oluwa, Iseyin/Itesiwaju/Iwajowa/Kajola and Ido/Ibarapa East.

He stressed that others joined in the petition together with INEC are the winners of the elections, their political parties and the returning officers in the constituencies

“The Providence People’s Congress, Oyo State has filled its petition to the Electoral Tribunal on the Exclusion of the Party Logo on the Ballot papers of the election held on the 23rd of February, 2019 for the Federal House of Representatives election in Eight federal constituencies in Oyo state. The filing of the petitions for the Eight constituencies came on Thursday 14th of March, 2019. ” he said.

Mr Oduola added “the constituencies affected are Akinyele/Lagelu Federal constituency; Ibadan North Federal constituency; Ibadan South West/Ibadan North West constituency; Saki west/Shaki East/ATISBO constituency; Oluyole Federal constituency; Surulere/Ogo Oluwa Federal constituency; Iseyin/Itesiwaju/Iwajowa/Kajola Federal constituency and Ido/Ibarapa east Federal constituency.

While urging the election petition tribunal to cancel the results of the elections, he cited the omission of his party’s logo on the ballot paper used for the election as ground for the petition, saying, “all the winners of the Reps election in the aforementioned constituencies and INEC are joined in the petition”.

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