Osun Governorship: Court Of Appeal To Deliver Judgement On Adeleke Today

The Court of Appeal has fixed today for judgement in the appeal by Governor Ademola Adeleke challenging the Osun State governorship election.

A three-member panel of justices headed by Justice Mohammed Lawal Shuaibu had earlier reserved the appeal for judgement after the arguments of both Governor Adeleke’s lawyers and former Governor Gboyega Oyetola.

The appellate court’s officials subsequently informed the parties that the matter had been fixed for hearing, more so that the constitutional 60 days for the hearing of the appeal was due.

Adeleke had appealed the judgement of the Osun State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal which nullified his election.

The tribunal ruled in favour of Oyetola by holding that he proved the allegation of over-voting in some of the polling units.

Adelele has 31 grounds of appeal, praying the court for “an order setting aside the whole decision of the tribunal.”

In one of the grounds of the appeal, Adeleke contended that “by referring to the appellant’s personal eccentricity for dancing, the lower tribunal derided and mocked him in a manner suggesting that it was biased against him.”


Chris Kehinde Nwandu is the Editor In Chief of CKNNEWS || He is a Law graduate and an Alumnus of Lagos State University, Lead City University Ibadan and Nigerian Institute Of Journalism || With over 2 decades practice in Journalism, PR and Advertising, he is a member of several Professional bodies within and outside Nigeria || Member: Institute Of Chartered Arbitrators ( UK ) || Member : Institute of Chartered Mediators And Conciliation || Member : Nigerian Institute Of Public Relations || Member : Advertising Practitioners Council of Nigeria || Fellow : Institute of Personality Development And Customer Relationship Management || Member and Chairman Board Of Trustees: Guild Of Professional Bloggers of Nigeria

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