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BREAKING: Appeal Court affirms Adeleke as Osun gov

by OkeomaNews

The Court of Appeal in Abuja on Friday affirmed Ademola Adeleke as the duly elected governor of Osun State.

The appellant court in affirming Adeleke as the Osun governor set aside the judgment of the Tribunal which declared the immediate past governor of the state, Gboyega Oyetola, of the All Progressives Congress as the rightful winner of the July 16, 2022, governorship election in the state.

Okeomanews reports that the Independent National Electoral Commission had returned Adeleke as the winner of the poll.

INEC said Adeleke polled 403,371 votes to defeat then-incumbent Governor Adegboyega Oyetola of the APC, who got 375,027 votes.

But Oyetola and the APC rejected the result of the poll and headed for the tribunal.

In its January 27, 2023 majority verdict, the Justice Tertse Kume-led tribunal annulled Adeleke’s victory and declared Oyetola the winner of the poll.

However, a minority judgment by Justice B. Ogbuli affirmed Adeleke as the winner of the poll.

Displeased, Adeleke and the PDP headed for the Court of Appeal.

The Court of Appeal heard the appeal on March 13 and reserved its judgment.

But the court of Appeal on Friday set aside the tribunal judgement.

Meanwhile, the court proceeded on five minutes break and will deliver its final judgement after it reconvenes.

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