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How power failure, heat forced judge to adjourn Case against Oyo PDP

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The hearing of the suit filed by Senator Hamzat Ayoade Adeseun against the gubernatorial candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Mr. Seyi Makinde, PDP, and INEC which started on Monday and continued on Tuesday was adjourned by the state high court because of power failure and hot weather.

After some witnesses had been examined and cross-examined on Tuesday, the presiding judge, Justice Ganiyu Sunmonu said the heat was unbearable and the court could no longer proceed with the suit.

He, however, adjourned the case till Thursday when the defendant’s lawyer, Adeniyi Farinto will be able to present his witnesses.

Farinto told journalists that his party is pleased with the progress of the proceedings.

He said ,”The matter is progressing, so far, they have brought about nine witnesses. We have cross-examined them, and we are still on course. The gist of their case is that they believe that the list that was used for the gubernatorial primary election was doctored.

“Once you say something is fake, then there must be an original. That is what the court will look at to see if the thing was doctored or not.

“We are trying to puncture all the lies they have come to tell before the court. And by God’s grace, we are making progress. The matter is proceeding on Thursday for further hearing. They intend to bring some witnesses including the state chairman of the party.

“We’ve just discovered that one of the state exco members, Okesanjo Adeeyo came to court today. He is one of the followers of Senator Adeseun. He said he doesn’t know the state secretary. He said the secretary was imposed on them, that he had never met him.

“Hopefully, by Thursday, we will be able to open our own defence and our witnesses so as to debunk all the lies that have been put before the court”.

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