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  • Updated: May 08, 2023

Osun Guber: Supreme Court To Deliver Judgment On Tuesday

The Supreme Court has fixed Tuesday, May 9, 2023 to deliver judgment in the July 16, 2022 Osun gubernatorial election.

The apex court took the decision at its hearing on Monday in Abuja. 

The Court fixed the 24-hour period for the judgment delivery after taking arguments from parties involved in the matter.

At the centre of the disputed election is the incumbent Governor Ademola Nurudeen Adeleke, who stood for the poll on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and Adegboyega Oyetola who was the All Progressives Congress (APC) gubernatorial candidate.

Oyetola, the appellant in the Supreme Court matter, lost at the Court of Appeal, while Adeleke, the major respondent won the Court of Appeal decision.

The Supreme Court will deliver the final verdict by 2 pm on May 9.

At Monday’s proceedings, Lateef Fagbemi argued for the APC.

The Court of Appeal sitting in Abuja had on Friday, March 24, vacated the tribunal judgment that nullified the election of Governor Ademola Adeleke of Osun State.

The appellate court, in a unanimous decision by a three-member panel of Justices, held that the appeal Adeleke lodged to challenge his sack by the Osun State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal was meritorious.

Aside from setting aside the judgment of the tribunal, the court, in its lead judgment that was delivered by Justice Mohammed Lawal, awarded N500,000 cost against the APC and its candidate, Adegboyega Oyetola.

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