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  • Updated: May 09, 2023

Osun 2022: Supreme Court Confirms Adeleke As Governor

Osun 2022: Supreme Court Confirms Adeleke As Governor

Ademola Adeleke

The Supreme Court has dismissed the Appeal brought before it by Adegboyega Oyetola and the All Progressives Congress, APC in Osun State.

In a judgment premised by Justice Agim, the apex court held that the Election Petitions Tribunal breached Adeleke's rights to fair hearing and its decision is thus a nullity.

Other grounds on which the appeal was dismissed included the Supreme Court holding that Adeleke's qualification is settled and no case of forgery is established against him.

According to the Supreme Court, Principal Witness 1 presented by the appellants as an expert relied on hearsay evidence, and his opinion is therefore not admissible. Thus, the appellants did not discharge the burden of proof placed on them by the law.

It also held that the Register of Voters is very cardinal to the process of accreditation and as such, over-voting cannot be proved without it.

The Court established that Oyetola failed to prove over-voting in his Appeal, as the BVAS machines are the basis for proving over-voting.

Adegboyega Oyetola, a former governor of the state had appealed the Court of Appeal judgment which returned the state governor, Ademola Adeleke.

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