The candidates of the Accord Party, the Peoples Democratic Party, and the Action Congress of Nigeria submitted their petitions to the Secretary of the state Governorship Election Petitions Tribunal, Mr. Yusuf Musa.
The grouse of Mr. Olawale Ojo (AP); Chief Olusola Oke (PDP); and Mr. Oluwarotimi Akeredolu (ACN), was that the Independent National Electoral Commission announced Mimiko as the winner of the election despite glaring irregularities.
Ojo alleged that INEC ‘unlawfully’ excluded its name and the logo of his party from the ballot papers used for the election contrary to the 2010 Electoral Act.
Akeredolu filed a 403-page petition made up of 190 paragraphs.
The ACN candidate demanded the nullification of the election.
He argued that the governor was not duly re-elected by a majority of lawful votes, hence that made the election to be invalid “by reason of corrupt practices and or non-compliance with provision of the Electoral Act.”
Oke in his own petition alleged irregularities, manipulation of votes and outright falsification of results in some areas of the state.
The PDP candidate prayed the tribunal to nullify the election and conduct a fresh one or declare him the winner of the election.