Appeal Court to deliver judgment in Adeleke’s governorship petition against Oyetola tomorrow



Uba Group

The Court of Appeal sitting in Abuja will on Friday deliver judgment in the Notice of Appeal filed by Governor Ademola Adeleke against the victory of the candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Gboyega Oyetola at the Osun State Election Petition Tribunal.

The Point reliably gathered that the judgment is fixed for 12noon.

Adeleke, the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in the July 16, 2022 governorship poll in the state, had told the Court of Appeal that the decision of the Justice Tertsea Kume-led Election Petition Tribunal that annulled his victory at the election was not the majority decision of the panel.

His Notice of Appeal filed before the Court of Appeal, against January 27 decision of the panel that nullified his victory, was signed by his lead counsel, Onyeachi Ikpeazu (SAN), on behalf of 26 other lawyers.

The PDP candidate listed 31 grounds to fault the decision of the tribunal.

Adeleke contended that the tribunal decided the matter without considering the totality of his case, adding that the panel also expressed bias against him by making fun of his love for dancing.

He also said reports of entries on BVAS machines used for accreditation during the poll was superior and unique, adding that the panel should not have granted the prayers sought by the petitioners.

Meanwhile, uneasy calm has enveloped interested political parties and their loyalists as some are already boasting of victory at the Appeal.