THE Senate Spokesperson, Senator Ajibola Basiru popularly known as SRJ has urged the President of the Court of Appeal, Monica Dongban-Mensem, to ensure immediate resumption of tribunal activities by the panel of Judges in Osun State.
Basiru, who emphasized on the need for immediate resumption of all Judges to attend to election petition issues, as the law doesn’t give room for any form of extension.
Recall that Basiru lost his reelection bid, as the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Olubiyi Fadeyi, was declared winner of the election.
Speaking on Wednesday, at a press conference held at the Tinubu/Shettima campaign office in Osogbo, the former Commissioner of Justice asserted that application has been submitted before the tribunal registry in the state and panel of justice is on ground for hearing.
Basiru said, “applications has been submitted before the registry of tribunal in Osun, but no member of the panel of justice is on ground to hear the application, as we all know an election petition is time bound, and no extension of time can be granted.
“So we want to urge and appeal to the President of Court of Appeal to prevail on which ever panel of judges she has sent to Osun, to resume immediately so they can hear all pending application, so that Electoral Justice will be done, today is the 10th day after the result has been announced and we have 21days to file election petition and by law an application expertise will be taken by one of the Judges.
“Therefore we urge The President of the Court of Appeal, Monica Dongban-Mensem, to immediately ensure immediately resumption of tribunal activities by the panel of judges in Osun in the next 24 hours”.