Osun guber: Supreme Court slates July 5 to decide Senator Adeleke, Oyetola’s fate
The Supreme Court has just slated July 5, 2019 to deliver judgment in the appeals brought before it by the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2018 governorship election in Osun state, Senator Ademola Adeleke against the decision of the Court of Appeal, Abuja which set aside the decision of the State Election Petition Tribunal, which sat in Abuja.
Adeleke had, in his appeal prayed the apex court to set aside the ruling of the appeal court and uphold the decision of the Tribunal, which declared him as the validly elected governor of Osun state.
Osun state Election Petition Tribunal had ruled that Senator Adeleke was the rightful winner of the 2018 governorship election, having satisfied the constitutional requirements of majority votes and spread across the local government areas of the state.
The tribunal also nullified the rerun election of September 27, 2018.
The Appeal Court had reversed the ruling, nullifying the decisions of the tribunal and reinstating Gboyega Oyetola as the winner of the said election.