Prominent legal luminary and former president of the Nigeria Bar Association, Chief Wole Olanipekun, has snubbed the Peoples Democratic Party which approached him to take up their brief on Osun election.
WESTERN POST learnt that when Olanipekun was approached by the Adeleke family to represent it in respect of its dissatisfaction with last Saturday’s governorship election in Osun declared inconclusive by INEC, he flatly turned down the offer.
Unhappy with the declaration of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on the Osun State governorship election held on Saturday, September, 22, 2018 as inconclusive, PDP has said it will sue the electoral commission.
PDP had also called for the immediate arrest of the Returning Officer for the election, Prof. Afuwape for allegedly “succumbing to pressure” from the ruling All Progressives Congress.
The PDP candidate, Senator Ademola Adeleke was leading his APC candidate, Alhaji Gboyega Oyetola by 353 votes at the final collation of the ballot.
But INEC discovered that the number of votes in areas where election was cancelled was much more than that figure and could determine the final outcome of the election.
As such it rendered the election inconclusive and called for a supplementary poll slated for Thursday.