Osun 2022: Oyetola Refuses To Accept Defeat, Appeals Court Ruling Nullifying Candidacy

Osun 2022: Oyetola Refuses To Accept Defeat, Appeals Court Ruling Nullifying Candidacy

  • Oyetola has appealed the Federal High Court’s judgment that nullified his nomination as APC candidate in the last Osun election
  • The Osun state governor described the Federal High Court’s judgment as a miscarriiage of justice and, therefore, urged the Court of Appeal to set it aside
  • Recall that Justice Emeka Nwite of the Federal High Court, Abuja recently nullified Oyetola’s candidacy

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The Federal High Court’s judgment that nullified the nomination of Governor Adegboyega Oyetola for the July 16, governorship election in Osun state has been appealed.

This was contained in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Ismail Omipidan, to journalist in Osogbo.

Oyetola heads to Appeal court
Oyetola appeals the Federal High Court’s judgment that nullified his nomination. Photo credit: Adebayo Adedeji
Source: UGC

The governor in the statement described the Federal High Court’s judgment as a misscarriage of justice.

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Oyetola consequently urged the Court of Appeal to set aside the ruling of the lower court and affirm their nominations as valid and lawful.

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Recall that Justice Emeka Nwite, of the Federal High Court, Abuja, nullified Oyetola’s candidacy and that of his deputy, Benedict Alabi, following the suit filed by the Peoples Democratic Party.

Nwite based his ruling on the grounds that Gov. Mai Mala Buni of Yobe, who had submitted their names to the Independent National Electoral Commission, violated the provisions of Section 183 of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and Section 82(3) of the Electoral Act, 2022.

However, Oyetola argued that the PDP lacked the locus to commence the legal action against him as the issue of nomination of candidate was an internal affair of political parties.

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The statement read in part:

“The issue of nomination and sponsorship of candidates of a political party is strictly an internal affair of a political party which is not justiciable. The 1st respondent (the PDP), therefore, lacks the locus standing to bring any cause of action that relates to internal affairs of the appellant (APC)."

In Osun, PDP accuses Oyetola of plotting to swindle state wealth with new recruitments

In another report, no fewer than 1,500 teachers have been approved for recruitment by Governor Adegboyega Oyetola of Osun state. This is coming after the state government recruited 1,000 teachers, who underwent a series of tests before being selected for recruitment.

Funke Egbemode, the Osun state commissioner for information and civic orientation made this known via a statement.

As contained in the statement, she stated that the new recruitment was necessary to fill in gaps and improve the educational system of the state. She stated that the deployment of these teachers will focus more on rural communities and that a committee has been set up to oversee that aspect.

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In another development, uncertainties have begun to threaten Senator Ademola Adeleke the Osun state governor-elect.

His tribunal case with Governor Gboyega Oyetola recently got a new twist ahead of the main showdown.

A new development shows that the tribunal has granted the exparte order to probe the electoral material and other requests.

Source: Legit.ng

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