The Supreme Court docket has dismissed the enchantment of Adegboyega Oyetola difficult the election of Senator Ademola Adeleke as Osun State Governor.
In its judgment learn by Justice Emmanuel Agim, the courtroom additionally upheld the Enchantment Court docket’s judgment which upheld the election of Adeleke because the state governor.
The apex courtroom maintained that Oyetola and the APC failed to provide sufficient proof to show Adeleke’s alleged overvoting within the sixteenth of July, 2022 governorship ballot. The judgment was affirmed and adopted by the complete 5 members of the panel. In addition they asserted that the enchantment lacks advantage.
Recall that the All Progressives Congress and the Peoples Democratic Celebration in Osun State earlier expressed hope for victory because the Supreme Court docket determines the genuine winner of the July 16, 2022 governorship election within the state.
What it’s good to learn about Adeleke’s victory
The Unbiased Nationwide Electoral Fee declared that Adeleke polled 403,371 votes, to defeat then-incumbent governor Adegboyega Oyetola of the APC, who received 375,027 votes. However Oyetola and the APC rejected the results of the ballot and headed for the tribunal.
On the twenty seventh of January, 2023, The Justice Tertse Kume-led tribunal in its majority verdict annulled Adeleke’s victory and declared Oyetola the winner of the ballot. Whereas a minority judgment by Justice B. Ogbuli affirmed Adeleke because the winner of the ballot.
Moreover, Adeleke and the PDP, displeased by the decision headed for the Court docket of Enchantment, which on the twenty fourth of March nullified the tribunal judgment and returned Adeleke because the winner.
Dissatisfied with the judgment, Oyetola and the APC then headed for the Supreme Court docket, which held the matter on Monday and launched the judgment immediately.
On the sitting of the apex courtroom panel that heard the matter on Monday, the events adopted their briefs and addressed the courtroom after which the panel introduced Tuesday for judgment.