On Friday, there was a large deployment of security personnel across strategic points in Osogbo, the capital of Osun State, as the Election Petition Tribunal was set 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 Osun State High Court, where the panel will deliver the verdict, was closed to traffic, forcing students, staff, and others with business along the route to travel long distances.
According to security sources, the panel directed that only 25 people from each party be allowed into the premises.
Lawyers and journalists, on the other hand, were allowed in after being identified.
As of 9:09 a.m., Justice Tetsea Kume had led the other two members of the panel into the courtroom to begin reading the judgment.
More information will be provided later…