Governor, Olusegun Mimiko, has urged the Justice Kaka’led Governorship Election Petition Tribunal, to dismiss petitions brought by the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and Congress for Progressive Change (CPC), for being frivolous, vexatious and lacking merit.
In his reply to the petitions filed by four of the five political parties challenging his victory at the October 20 gubernatorial election and filed by the governor’s 35-man legal team led by a former Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) President, Wole Olanipekiun, Mimiko prayed that the cases be thrown out for being frivolous, vexatious, patent abuse of court process, as well as lacking in merit and substance.
The Governor had a 2,318 page-reply to the ACN petition, listing 1,047 witnesses to give evidence before the tribunal while that of the Accord Party has 19 pages with three witnesses listed for defence.
In the case of CPC, the Governor submitted a reply of 51 pages with four witnesses and filed 29 pages with four witnesses against PDC.
To prove his case at the tribunal, Mimiko is relying on Forms EC8A-D, ballot papers and voters register used for the poll, reports of local and international independent observers, reports of local and international media on the conduct of the election, as well as video clips and photographs.

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