At the inspection of election materials used for the conduct of the Governorship election held in Osun state recently, Legal Practitioners representing both Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola and Senator Iyiola Omisore had a squabble over allowing photocopies of some of the materials being made.
According to The Punch, Counsel for the governor, Mr. Daud Akinloye, had objected to allowing agents of the PDP to make photocopies of some materials, saying officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission ought to make the copies and give the petitioner the certified true copies of the same. After accepting his request, Akinloye also said the order obtained from the tribunal for the inspection should be produced and ‘Exhibit A’ listed should be produced.
Omisore’s Lawyer, Mr Kehinde Adesiyan disagreed and this soon led to a hot exchange of blows.
The duo stood up to each other and almost exchanged blows, but the head of Operations of INEC, Mr. Azeez Olatunji, and INEC counsel, Mr. Wuyep Ishaku, intervened to save the duo from exchanging blows.
Both lawyers called each other unsavoury names during the altercation.