BREAKING: Appeal Court Fixes Judgment Day on PDP Adeleke Vs APC Oyetola Suit

BREAKING: Appeal Court Fixes Judgment Day on PDP Adeleke Vs APC Oyetola Suit

  • The ruling on the appeal filed by Governor Ademola Adeleke on the Osun state governorship tribunal judgment has been reserved by the court of appeal
  • Following the arguments of the parties involved, Justice Mohammed Shuaibu's 3-member led panel set a new date to decide on the ruling
  • The prosecuting counsel had argued that only 2 of the 3-panel members of the tribunal hair their views while the other did not, which is against the constitution, but the defence counsel said that did not nullify the judgment

Osogbo, Osun - The court of appeal has reserved its judgment on the Osun state governorship election petition appeal instituted by Governor Ademola Adeleke.

Justice Mohammed Shuaibu's 3-member led panel fixed the date to rule on the appeal after listening to the argument and adopting the brief of the parties involved, Channels Television reported.

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At the hearing on Monday, March 13, Onyechi Ikpeazu, the prosecuting counsel, stated that a member of the panel and a chief magistrate did not reveal her position on the judgment that nullified Adeleke's victory.

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Rather, she appended her signature as against the position of the constitution's position that mandated her to air her position on the suit.

Lateef Fagbemi, counsel to Gboyega Oyetola, said that the action of a member of the panel did not, however, invalidate the ruling of the tribunal.

Fagbemi argued that the case of over-voting went beyond 6 polling units and that the anomaly was recorded in 744 polling units across the state, as claimed by the appellant.

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Adeleke, who was the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), was declared the winner in the July 16, 2022, election. However, his victory was nullified because of over-voting.

In February, Adeleke filed an appeal to challenge the nullification of his victory in the poll.

The judgment of the tribunal favoured Oyetola, the former governor of the state and candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

During the ruling, 2 of the 3-panel members of the tribunal held that Oyetola was able to justify that there was over-voting in some parts of the polling units.

10 Political parties joined PDP to unseat APC in Ogun state earlier reported that there might be pressure on Dapo Abiodun, the governor of Ogun state, as the PDP in the state disclosed that about 10 political parties are working with it to unseat the governor

Abiodun, who is the candidate of the APC in the March 18 governorship election in the state, is in the race for his second-term ambition.

But Sikiru Ogundele, the chairman of the PDP in the state, disclosed that 10 parties and some aggrieved members of the APC working with the leading opposition.


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