The Governorship Election Petition Tribunal, sitting in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital, has upheld the re-election of Governor Seyi Makinde of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as declared by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

The tribunal led by Justice Ejiron Emudainohwo in a unanimous ruling today, dismissed the petition filed by the Action Allaince governorship candidate, Babatunde Ajala, and awarded a cost of N600,000 against him.

The Independent national electoral commission had asked for a cost of N300,000, while counsel to Makinde asked for cost of N5million, and PDP also demanded a cost of N3million, but the petitioner’s counsel pleaded for forgiveness from senior legal counsel and the panel.

The tribunal awarded a cost of N100,000 in favour of INEC, and N250,000 each in favour of Makinde and PDP.

Seyi Makinde of the people’s democratic party was declared winner of the march 18 elections after polling the highest votes to defeat his closest rivals.

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