Reacting to the petition, the winner of the election and former Senate leader, Senator Teslim Folarin, said Senator Sunmonu must be suffering from post-election trauma with the issues raised in her petition
Folarin said he won his own local government, Ona-Ara, by less than 300 votes, and lost heavily in three out of the four local government councils in Oyo Federal Constituency where he recorded a deficit of 6, 012 votes.
The APC candidate said he won because the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate, Chief Bisi Ilaka, who gave him a close challenge, came third in Ogo-Oluwa/Surulere Federal Constituency.
“She should learn to accept defeat. I contested governorship in the last election and was roundly defeated. I was the first to go on radio to congratulate the winner, Governor Abiola Ajimobi, when I saw that the results coming from our agents were very poor.
“I won in my local government, Ona Ara, with less than 300 votes. APC chairman in Ward 1, Ona Ara, lost his ward to the PDP. If there was rigging, why did the opposition win in the ward? She came a distant third in the election, why is she complaining,” Folarin said.
The former Senate leader tasked Sunmonu to approach the Election Petition Tribunal to table whatever issues she has for adjudication instead of wasting her time on an “empty petition.”