NEWS DIGEST – Mr Adebayo Adelabu, the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Oyo State, has filed a petition at the tribunal to challenge the victory of Mr Seyi Makinde of  the Peoples Democratic Party(PDP) in the March 9 election.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) recalls that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had declared Makinde winner of the governorship election after  polling  515,621 votes to defeat  Adelabu who had 357,982.

Other respondents in the case are the PDP and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

Investigation  by NAN  on Tuesday at the secretariat of the Governorship Election Petition Tribunal. in Ibadan revealed  that only Adelabu and his party filed a petition

NAN reports that the 21 days stipulated by law for any party to file its petition at the tribunal commenced from the day the winner of the election was declared.

NAN also reports that the 21 days deadline to file any petition ended on March 31.

Meanwhile, the National Assembly and State House of Assembly Election Petition Tribunal received a total of 31 petitions.

The petitions are  four for the Senate, 12 for the House of Representatives and 15 for the state House of Assembly. (NAN)