The Court of Appeal sitting in Abuja, on Friday, vacated the tribunal judgement 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 judgement of the tribunal, the court, in its lead judgement that was delivered by Justice Mohammed Lawal, awarded N500, 000 cost against the All Progressive Congress, APC, and its candidate, Gboyega Oyetola.
Recall that KOKO TV reported the tension and anxiety is building up in the state, with supporters of the various interests uncertain of the pendulum the judgement would swing.
Adeleke of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, was declared winner of the July 16, 2022 governorship election in Osun, but his victory was immediately challenged by the Oyetola of the All Progressives Congress, APC, who alleged over-voting in some polling units.
The Court of Appeal in Abuja on Thursday announced that judgement in the legal battle would be handed down for the two warring parties.
The Court had on March 14 reserved judgments in three appeals and a cross-appeal filed on the dispute over the governorship election.
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