CHIDI NWAOMA UWA, J.C.A. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): This is an appeal against the decision of the Governorship and Legislative Houses Election Tribunal, Osun State, sitting at Osogbo (hereinafter referred to as the Tribunal) delivered on 16th April, 2008.
On the 14th day of April, 2007 Elections were held into the Irepodun/Orolu Local Government State Constituency seat in the Osun State House of Assembly in which the 1st Respondent was declared as the winner of the election by the 3rd to 5th Respondents.
The Appellants as Petitioners were dissatisfied with the declaration of the 1st Respondent by the 3rd to 5th Respondents as the winner of that election and filed their petition dated 12th May, 2007, on 14th May, 2007 before the Tribunal.
The Reliefs sought before the Tribunal are set out in paragraph 36 of the Petition, page 8 of the records.
The 1st Respondent Kamil Tope Oyedele contested the election on the platform of the 2nd Respondent, Action Congress, and was declared t…