Appeal Court Affirms Adeleke As Osun Governor
The Court of Appeal, Abuja Division, has affirmed Adeleke as the winner of the State’s governorship election of July, 2022.
Delivering judgment in the appeal filed by Adeleke on Friday, a three-member panel of Justices held that the Tribunal erred when it ruled that the 1st and 2nd respondents (Gboyega Oyetola and the All Progressives Congress) proved their allegation of over-voting in the July 2022 election.
Recall that the Osun State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal, in January, held that Oyetola was able to prove that there was over-voting in some of the polling units.
Consequently, the majority judgment of the Tribunal ordered INEC to withdraw the certificate of return issued to Adeleke and issue a fresh one to Oyetola as the duly elected governor of Osun instead.
But, dissatisfied with the ruling of the Tribunal, Adeleke appealed the judgment at the Court of Appeal.
Aside from setting aside the judgement of the tribunal, the court, in its lead judgement that was delivered by Justice Mohammed Lawal, awarded N500,000 cost against APC and its candidate, Oyetola.
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