Gboyega Oyetola May Lose His Governorship Position, As Appeal Court Reserves Judgment On Osun Governorship Election

The Court of Appeal in Abuja, reserved judgment in the appeal filed by the Governor of Osun State, Gboyega Oyetola, challenging the declaration of Ademola Adeleke, as the duly elected governor by the State Election Petition Tribunal.

The appellate court also reserved judgment in the two other appeals filed by Mr Oyetola’s All Progressive Congress (APC), and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), challenging the same judgment of the tribunal.

The tribunal gave its judgement declaring Mr Adeleke winner of the election on March 22.

A five-member panel of the appeal court led by Jummai Sankey, announced that the judgments were reserved after the parties had adopted their final briefs of argument.

Mr Adeleke contested the governorship election on the platform of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP). INEC however, declared Mr Oyetola winner after a supplementary poll, but the tribunal said Mr Adeleke won the election at the first ballot.

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