- Senator Ademola Adeleke has filed a notice of appeal before the Supreme Court seeking the removal of Gboyega Oyetola as Osun governor
- The new move is coming after the Court of Appeal overruled the tribunal ruling declaring the senator winner of Osun governorship poll
- In a statement from his camp, 23 senior lawyers led by Onyeachi Ikpeazu will fight for Adeleke at the apex court
The battle between Ademola Adeleke and Governor Gboyega Oyetola took a new turn as the senator representing Osun West zone filed a notice of appeal before the Supreme Court seeking the removal of the Osun governor.
Legit.ng had reported that in a judgement delivered on May 9 on the 2018 Osun election, an Appeal Court sitting in Abuja ruled in favour of Osun state governor, Isiaka Gboyega Oyetola.
The Appeal court overruled the election tribunal judgement declaring Adeleke, the candidate of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) winner of the gubernatorial election held in Osun state.
Disgruntled by the ruling, Adeleke in a statement by his counsel, Niyi Owolade, disclosed that he has asked the apex court to set aside the verdict of the appeal court upholding Oyetola's victory, The Cable reports.
Part of the statement read: “The appeals are against [the] majority judgement in favour of Gboyega Oyetola, All Progressives Congress, the Independent National Electoral Commission and the striking out of the cross appeals of Senator Adeleke,”
“The first Appeal was against the majority lead judgement delivered by Justice J.H Sankey, it is premised on 13 grounds. Senator Adeleke is seeking the following reliefs from the Supreme court; To allow the appeal, Set aside the judgement of the appeal court delivered in favour of Oyetola and dismiss Oyetola’s appeal against the decision of the tribunal.
“The second appeal is against the judgement delivered in favour of the APC, is premised on 31 grounds of appeal. Senator Adeleke listed particulars of errors committed by the appeal court and sought the following reliefs from the Supreme court: To allow this appeal, Set aside the decision of the appeal court and Dismiss the appeal of the respondent against the judgement of the tribunal.
“The third judgement appealed against was the ruling in favour of INEC, it is based on 17 grounds Senator Adeleke listed particulars of errors committed by the judges of Appeal Court and sought the following: An order of the supreme Court allowing his appeal, An order of Supreme Court setting aside judgement of Court.''
Owolade further disclosed that Onyeachi Ikpeazu, a senior advocate of Nigeria (SAN), will be leading 23 senior lawyers to file four appeals against each of the four majority judgement of the appeal court.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that Nigerians reacted to the victory of Governor Gboyega Oyetola after the appeal court nullified the judgement of the election tribunal which declared Ademola Adeleke of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) winner of the election.
The Court of Appeal sitting in Abuja had on Thursday, May 9, ruled in favour of Oyetola, in the Osun 2018 governorship election case
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