MOJEED ADEKUNLE OWOADE, J.C.A. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): This is an appeal on the Interlocutory Ruling of the Osun State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal sitting at Osogbo, delivered on 6th November 2014.
The Appellant, on the 23rd day of October, 2014, filed a motion on Notice for
(a) an order of the Tribunal striking out the Petitioner's Reply same having been filed out of time prescribed by the Rules of this Honourable Tribunal;
(b) an order of the Tribunal deeming the petition as abandoned for the petitioner's failure to apply for the issuance of Notice of Prehearing session after the close of pleadings; and
(c) an order of the Tribunal dismissing the petition for failure of the petitioner to apply for Issuance of Notice of Pre-hearing session before the expiration of the time prescribed by the Rules of the honourable Tribunal.
On the 4th day of November 2014, at the pre-hearing session Learned Counsel to the 1st Respondent (petitioner) orally applied that the Appe…