Osun Guber: Supreme Court Gives Verdict in Suit Against Ex-Governor Oyetola
- Gboyega Oyetola's participation in the last gubernatorial election in Osun state has been confirmed
- The confirmation came from the ruling of the Supreme Court on Thursday, February 2, given by a five-member panel
- In its ruling, the apex court in Abuja stated that the suit filed by the PDP seeking to disqualify Oyetola in the poll lacks merit
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The Supreme Court has established that Gboyega Oyetola took part in the last Osun gubernatorial election which produced Ademola Adeleke as the winner.
This verdict came after it dismissed an appeal by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to nullify the participation of Oyetola in the election, The Nation reports.
During a court session on Thursday, February 2, a five-member panel of the apex court, led by Justice Centus Nweze, ruled that the appeal by the PDP lacked merit.
The Justice Nweze-led panel, therefore, directed the lawyer to the PDP, Kehinde Ogunwumiju (SAN), to withdraw the case.
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Added to this, the panel held that the PDP could not question the process leading to the emergence of Oyetola as the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the election.
Adeleke reacts as Oyetola says he’s returning as Osun governor
The governor of Osun state, Ademola Adeleke, had urged his predecessor, Adegboyega Oyetola, to stop listening to the devil’s whispering on a possible return to office as governor.
Adeleke made this assertion while reacting to Oyetola, who, while addressing members of the All Progressives Congress in Osogbo, said he heard from God that he would return to office as governor and that the APC presidential candidate, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, would be elected president.
Ademola Adeleke blasts Oyetola
A statement by the spokesperson for the governor, Olawale Rasheed, on behalf of Adeleke declared:
“God is of justice, equity and honesty, not of electoral banditry and deceit.
“The holy books even noted that the devil’s whispering is real and no one should mistake the voice of the devil for God. Our Almighty God has spoken resoundingly in favour of a new Governor, Senator Ademola Adeleke. Mr Oyetola should better be reading ‘auzubilahi mina shaytani rajeem’ so he could hear the true voice of God – that a new leader is anointed by divine will for Osun people.”