The Oyo State chapter of the Providence People’s Congress (PPC) has submitted its petitions to the National Assembly Elections Petition Tribunal, asking for the cancelation of results of the elections in 8 federal constituencies over the missing of its logo in the ballot papers.
Mr. Taiwo Oduola, the state shairman of the party, said this in a statement made available to journalists in Ibadan, the state capital, over the weekend.
The PPC chairman said that the party decided to file the petition before the tribunal because of the exclusion of PPC’s logo on the ballot papers used for the elections held on Saturday February 23 in the eight constituencies.
The affected constituencies, according to him were Akinyele/Lagelu, Ibadan North, Ibadan South West/Ibadan North West, Saki West/Saki East/ATISBO, Oluyole, Surulere/Ogo Oluwa, Iseyin/Itesiwaju/Iwajowa/Kajola and Ido/Ibarapa East.
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had already declared and presented certificates of return to the winners of the elections in the aforementioned areas.
The winners of the elections declared by INEC were Akintola Oluokun George, Akinyele/Lagelu (APC), Musliudeen Olaide Akinremi, Ibadan North (APC), Stanley Olajide, Ibadan South West/North West (PDP), Olatubosun Olajide Boladale, Saki East/Saki West/Atisbo (APC), Tolulope Akande-Sadipe Oluyole, (APC), Odebunmi Olusegun, Ogo Oluwa/Surulere (APC). Others were Shina Abiola Peller, Iseyin/Itesiwaju/Kajola/ Iwajowa (APC) and Yemi Taiwo Ido/Ibarapa East (PDP).
But, the PPC said that it dragged INEC, winners of the elections, their political parties and the returning officers in the constituencies to the tribunal because of failure’s INEC to include the party’s logo on the ballot papers.