Soji Adagunodo, the Osun State Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the State, has just said that the party would be appealing the verdict of the Court of Appeal which has upheld Gboyega Oyetola of the APC as the governor of the state at the Supreme Court.
On Thursday, the court in its ruling declared that the Osun State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal had a “faulty composition” when it gave the ruling that Senator Ademola Adeleke of PDP was the duly elected Governor of Osun State.
Mr Adagunodo revealed to The Punch on Thursday that the Appeal Court had relied on a technical matter which was presented by the petitioner.
“Technicality was what Wole Olanipekun laid before the court. There was no argument about the decision of the Tribunal that gave us victory. We will upturn the judgement at the Supreme Court,” he said.
“It is democracy at play. We will study the Appeal Court judgment appropriately and challenge it at the Supreme Court.”
Meanwhile following the report that Osun State Governor, Gboyega Oyetola had floored Senator Ademola Adeleke at the appellate court sitting in he state, the nephew of the Senator, who has for a while now been soliciting support for him, has as well given his own reaction to the news.
Davido, who had for some time, been seeking support for his uncle took to his Instagram page a few moments ago to share his feelings on how although the recent development has hurt him, he and his’ are not in anyway going to back down yet, as “delay is not denial”.
He shared the text image below with the caption,
?? Delay is not Denial I love y’all ❤️
The Appeal Court sitting in Osun state had ruled in favor of the Governor of Osun State, Gboyega Oyetola, in the Osun 2018 governorship elections.
This was even though the election petition tribunal had in an earlier judgment ruled in favour of Senator Ademola Adeleke.
This recent judgment by the appeal court which was delivered by Justice Hannatu Sankey, discarded the entire proceedings of the Tribunal due to its “faulty composition”. The judgment was upheld by four justices of the five-man panel.
According to the earlier tribunal judgement, the supplementary governorship elections of 27 September, 2018, which held in seven polling units were not legal.
The tribunal also stated that the exercise was only made possible in the first place because of an illegal cancellation of results in the polling units during the September 22, 2018 original poll.
(Qed.ng/Yaba Left Online)
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