Appeal Court Upholds Adeleke As Osun Gov

The Court Of Appeal Sitting In Abuja Has Set Aside The Decision Of The Osun State Governorship Tribunal And Has Upheld The Election Of Senator Ademola Adeleke As The Governor Of The State.

24th March 2023 02:04 PM

In further effort to settle the discrepancies around the July 16 governorship polls in Osun State, the court of Appeal sitting in Abuja has set aside the decision of the Osun State Governorship Tribunal and has upheld the election of Senator Ademola Adeleke as the governor of the state.

In a unanimous agreement by a three-man panel led by Justice Mohammed Shuaibu, the Court of Appeal quashed the tribunal’s judgement and gave its verdict to uphold Adeleke as rightful governor of Osun State.

The Appeal Court Panel revoked the tribunal’s order which directed that a certificate of return be withdrawn from Adeleke and issued to Oyetola.

The panel upheld the issue of BVAS raised against Oyetola, stating that the Osun State tribunal was wrong to have said that there was over voting, a claim that only relied on the evidence by Oyetola and the APC, and as such, doesn’t prove their case in any way.