APC Vs PDP in Osun: Court Finally Sets Date to Decide Adeleke, Oyetola's Fates

APC Vs PDP in Osun: Court Finally Sets Date to Decide Adeleke, Oyetola's Fates

  • The appeal court in Abuja has fixed Friday, March 24, to decide the fate of Governor Ademola Adeleke of the PDP on the nullification of his victory as the Osun state guber election tribunal
  • Adeleke, in his appeal, prayed the court to dismiss the judgment of the tribunal that nullified his election and declared Gboyega Oyetola of the APC as the winner of the poll
  • The tribunal had in January ruled that Oyetola and the APC were able to establish that there was over-voting in the July 2022 election that produced Adeleke as governor of the state

FCT, Abuja - The court of appeal sitting in Abuja will, on Friday, March 24, give a verdict on the appeal filed by Ademola Adeleke, the governor of Osun state, on the nullification of his election at the state governorship election tribunal.

Read also

List of Supreme Court judges who may decide Nigeria’s next president as Atiku, Peter Obi file petitions

The court had reserved the appeal on Thursday, March 23, after the parties involved adopted their written addresses and announced that the date for the ruling would be communicated to the parties, Tribune reported.

Gboyega Oyetola/Ademola Adeleke/PDP/APC/Osun State
Appeal court fixes Friday to decide Oyetola vs Adeleke's fate Photo Credit: Ademola Adeleke, Gboyega Oyetola
Source: Twitter

When will the tribunal give judgment on Adeleke and Oyetola's case?

Adeleke and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) are asking the court to overturn the ruling of the Osun state governorship election petition tribunal

PAY ATTENTION: Join Legit.ng Telegram channel! Never miss important updates!

Adeleke, and his party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) are praying to the appellate court to set aside the verdict of the Osun State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal, which sacked him from office.

Justice Tertsea Kume-led's 3-member panel of the tribunal has January 27 voided the declaration of Adeleke as the winner of the Osun state governorship election held on July 16, 2022.

Read also

APC suspends SGF Boss Mustapha indefinitely, gives reason

Latest about Ademola Adeleke, Gboyega Oyetola, APC, PDP, Osun

The judgment, which was of the majority view, upheld the petition filed by the immediate past governor of the state, Gboyega Oyetola of the All Progressives Congress (APC), who came second in the poll.

The court ruled that Adeleke did not garner the majority votes as stipulated by the law and that the conduct of the poll did not comply with the provisions of the Electoral Act 2022.

The court held that Oyetola and the APC successfully established that there was over-voting in 744 polling suits across the state.

Source: Legit.ng

Online view pixel