Osun Election: Adeleke Wins Again As Court Dismisses Suit Challenging His Candidacy

Osun Election: Adeleke Wins Again As Court Dismisses Suit Challenging His Candidacy

  • A federal high court in Abuja has struck out a suit challenging the nomination of Ademola Adeleke as the candidate of the PDP in the Osun governorship election
  • In a judgment delivered on Thursday, Justice Obiora Egwuatu, held that Lukman Awoyemi, the plaintiff, lacked the locus standi to institute the case
  • The court further held that the suit lacked merit, having been filed outside the 14 days allowed by law for a pre-election matter

The Federal High Court in Abuja, on Thursday, August 18, dismissed a suit challenging the nomination of the Osun State governor-elect, Ademola Adeleke, as the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the just concluded governorship election in the state.

According to a report by This Day, the judge, Obiora Egwuatu, in his judgement, struck out the case seeking Mr. Adeleke’s disqualification as a candidate in the 16 July governorship poll for being “incompetent and lacking in merit.”

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A federal high court in Abuja, Ademola Adeleke, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Osun governorship election
Court dismisses suit seeking nullification of Adeleke’s candidacy. Photo credit: @AAdeleke_01
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According to the judgement, the plaintiff, an aggrieved member of the PDP, Lukman Awoyemi, lacked the right to initiate legal action, Leadership report added.

Mr Egwuatu held that the case, having not been filed within the stipulated time allowed by law for a pre-election matter, has become statute-barred and liable for dismissal.

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The judge accordingly dismissed the suit for being incompetent and lacking in merit.

Osun 2022: Weep not for APC, Oyetola over Adeleke's victory by Wale Akinola

The Osun 2022 gubernatorial election has come and gone, but the misery behind the outcome of the poll remains unravelled by many people who are not familiar with the political powerplay and sophistry among people of the state of the living springs.

Anybody close to the happenings in the state would understand that the outgoing ruling party has lost the election before its conduct on Saturday, July 16.

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Ademola Adeleke, a younger brother to Deji, the father of popular hip-hop star, Davido, did not win the election because he was popular or his brother's affluence; of course, money played a big role in the election as both APC and PDP trailed each other in the business of vote buying.

INEC declares winner of Osun 2022 governorship election

Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that the INEC declared Ademola Adeleke, the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), winner of the 2022 governorship election in Osun state.

It was reported that Oluwatoyin Ogundipe, the returning officer, read out the results of the Osun governorship election in the early hours of Sunday, July 17.

Kehinde Atanda of the Action Democratic Party (ADP) placed a distant third with 10,104 votes while Yusuf Lasun of the Labour Party (LP) had 2,729 votes.

Source: Legit.ng

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