THE All Progressives Congress (APC) in Osun State has denied that its candidate in the August 9 governorship election, Governor Rauf Aregbesola, asked the Election Tribunal for a rerun of the election.
The party was reacting to a report published on Monday, which stated that Aregbesola filed a prayer for a rerun of the election, if the tribunal upheld Omisore’s baseless application.
The APC said there was only one prayer made by the governor which stated that: “Whereof in all the forgoing premises, among others, the second respondent denies in their entirety all the prayers of the petitioners as set out in paragraph 59 (i-v) on pages 174 and 175 of the petition and will urge the tribunal to dismiss the petition with substantial costs for being unmeritorious, frivolous, vexatious, ill-conceived and an abuse of court process.”
It also declared that it would be “standing logic on its head for a respondent to ask for an alternative prayer in any reply.
“The responsibility for an alternative prayer rests squarely on the shoulders of the petitioner, which is the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
“So for the publication to report that Aregbesola, (who is the defendant), made an “alternative prayer for rerun of the election”, is the propagation of falsehood.”
The APC called on the public to disregard the story.