The Appeal Court in Abuja has set aside the decision of the Osun State Gubernatorial Election Petition Tribunal.
The Court upheld the election of Ademola Adeleke as the governor of Osun State.
The tribunal had annulled Adeleke’s victory and affirmed Gboyega Oyetola of All Progressives Congress as the authentic winner of the poll.
However, a minority judgment by Justice B. Ogbuli affirmed Adeleke as the winner of the poll.
The Court had on March 14 reserved judgments in three appeals and a cross-appeal filed on the dispute over the governorship election.
A 3- man panel of Justices of the court led by Justice Mohammed Shuaibu, after taking the final arguments from lawyers to the parties had announced that Adeleke and Oyetola would be informed when the judgments are ready.
The substantive appeals, filed by Osun State Governor Ademola Adeleke, his party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), are against the January 27 judgment of the Osun State Governorship Election Tribunal, which voided Adeleke’s victory at the July 16, 2022 election.
The cross-appeal, jointly filed by the All Progressives Congress (APC) and its candidate in the election, Adegboyega Oyetola, is against a portion of the tribunal’s judgment.