- The nomination of Governor Isiaka Oyetola of Osun state and his deputy governorship candidate, Benedict Alabi in Osun has been nullified
- Oyetola's candidacy was nulliefied on the ground that Governor Mai Buni, who submitted their names violated the constitution
- According to the court also held that Governor Mai Mala Buni acted in contravention of the provision of Section 183 of the Constitution
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The Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has nullified the nomination of Governor Isiaka Oyetola and his deputy governorship candidate, Benedict Alabi.
They were disqualified on the grounds that Governor Mai Mala Buni who submitted their names to INEC violated the provisions of Section 183 of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and Section 82(3) of the Electoral Act 2022, This Day Newspaper reports.
In his judgment, Justice Emeka Nwite agreed with the submissions of the Plaintiff’s counsel and declared as null and void, the nomination of Governor Isiaka Oyetola and Benedict Alabi by the APC.
The court also held that Governor Mai Mala Buni acted in contravention of the provision of Section 183 of the Constitution when he held dual executive positions as the Governor of Yo e State and the Chairman of the National Caretaker Committee of APC.
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The court held that the steps or decisions taken by Governor Mai Mala Buni, including forwarding the names of Governor Isiaka Oyetola and Benedict Alabi to INEC, amounted to a nullity in law.
"You're actually just a bad human being": Davido drags Osun's Oyetola again, accuses him of spreading lies
Meanwhile, singer David Adeleke aka Davido is determined to follow things down till the end as it regards his uncle, Senator Ademola Adeleke’s victory in the Osun governorship election.
The singer who has repeatedly called out incumbent governor, Gboyega Oyetola, in the past came out again with yet another harsh post against the politician.
"You are actually just a bad human being,” the Assurance crooner wrote on his Twitter page while tagging the official handle of Oyetola.
Davido went on to accuse the governor of spreading lies against his uncle.
Osun election: Oyetola, APC get court's backing
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that the hope of the Osun state governor-elect, Ademola Adeleke was thrown into uncertainty as he was alleged to be evading the bailiff who went to serve him the APC petition.
The election petition tribunal, which hears the petition by the APC, and governor Gboyega Oyetola, granted the exparte order to probe the electoral material and other requests.
The prosecutors have challenged the victory of Adeleke in the July 16 governorship election, where Adeleke was declared the winner by the INEC.