S’Court dismisses Adeleke, PDP’s appeal, affirms Gov. Oyetola’s election - Islanders Magazine

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Friday, 5 July 2019

S’Court dismisses Adeleke, PDP’s appeal, affirms Gov. Oyetola’s election

The supreme court has upheld the victory of Gboyega Oyetola, candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the Osun governorship election.

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had declared Oyetola winner of the Osun governorship election after a rerun in September 2018.

Dissatisfied with INEC’s declaration, Ademola Adeleke, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate, filed a petition against at the tribunal.

The tribunal declared Adeleke winner of the election in March. Gboyega appealed the verdict of the tribunal.

In May, the appeal court gave judgement in favour of the APC candidate.

The court had set aside the entire proceedings of the tribunal. It said the panel was not well constituted.

At the apex court on Friday, five of the seven judges on the panel agreed with the judgement which favoured of Oyetola while two disagreed.

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