Adeleke, Oyetola know fate as Supreme Court delivers verdict tomorrow

Ogunsakin Mustapha
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Ademola Adeleke, Governor, Osun State

The Supreme Court on Monday fixed 2.00pm tomorrow, Tuesday, May 9, to deliver judgment in the disputed July 16, 2022 governorship election in Osun State between the incumbent Peoples Democratic Party(PDP), governor, Ademola Nurudeen Adeleke, and All Progressives Party(APC) contender, Adegboyega Oyetola.

The apex court fixed the 24-hour period for the judgment delivery after taking arguments from parties involved in the matter.

Oyetola is the appellant in the Supreme Court matter, having lost at the Court of Appeal, Adeleke is the major respondent who won the Court of Appeal decision.

At today’s proceedings, Prince Lateef Fagbemi SAN argued for the APC.

The Court of Appeal sitting in Abuja had on Friday, March 24, vacated the tribunal judgment that nullified the election of Governor Ademola Adeleke of Osun State.

The appellate court, in a unanimous decision by a three-member panel of Justices, held that the appeal Adeleke lodged to challenge his sack by the Osun State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal was meritorious.

Gboyega Oyetola

Aside from setting aside the judgment of the tribunal, the court, in its lead judgment that was delivered by Justice Mohammed Lawal, awarded N500,000 cost against the All Progressive Congress, APC, and its candidate, Gboyega Oyetola.

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