BREAKING: Appeal Court Reaffirms Adeleke’s Eligibility To Be Governor
The Federal Court of Appeal sitting in Akure, Ondo state has reaffirmed the qualification and eligibility of Osun State PDP Governorship candidate, Ademola Adeleke to hold office.
The Osogbo High Court had earlier ruled that Senator Adeleke is qualified to contest for the governorship having been educated up to secondary school level.
The petitioners however proceeded to appeal against the ruling, insisting that the Senator is not qualified and therefore Dr Akin Ogunbiyi who is the second runner up at the governorship primary should be declared the winner of the primary.
The Akure Appeal court in its ruling dismissed the appeal on three grounds ,affirming the judgement of the lower court that confirmed the eligibility of Senator Adeleke.
The first ground was that the court has no jurisdiction to hear the case .
The second was that the sponsored petitioner; one Kingsley Awosiyan from Ife Central has no locus standi to file the case.
The third was that the matter was brought to court outside the stipulated 14 days after the conduct of the Governorship primaries election.