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Senator Ademola Adeleke has filed notice of Appeal at notice challenging the decision of Court of Appeal on Osun Governorship election held September, 2018.

Appeal Court had on May 9, 2019, set aside the judgement of the Governorship Election Tribunal which nullified the victory of Governor Gboyega Oyetola because of its faulty composition.

Earlier, Osun Election Petition Tribunal had declared Senator Adeleke ad the winner of September 28, governorship election.

However, Adeleke who was not satisfied with the ruling of Appeal Court has filed Appeal at Supreme Court.

This is contained in a statement issued by Legal Director of Adeleke Campaign Organization, Niyi Owolade.

The statement reads,”The appeals were against majority judgement in favour of Gboyega Oyetola, All Progressives Congress, the Independent National Electoral Commission and the striking out of the cross appeals of Senator Adeleke.

“The first Appeal was against the majority lead judgement delivered by Justice J.H.Sankey, it is premised on 13 grounds. Senator Adeleke is seeking the following reliefs from the Supreme court; To allow the appeal, set aside the judgement of the Appeal Court delivered in favour of Oyetola, and dismiss Oyetola’s appeal against the decision of the Tribunal.

“The second appeal is against the judgement delivered in favour of the APC, is premised on 31 grounds of appeal.

” Senator Adeleke listed particulars of errors committed by the Appeal Court and sought the following reliefs from the Supreme Court: To allow this appeal, set aside the decision of the Appeal Court and dismiss the appeal of the respondent against the judgement of the tribunal.

“The third judgement appealed against was the ruling in favour of INEC, it is based on 17 grounds Senator Adeleke listed particulars of errors committed by the judges of Appeal Court and sought the following: An order of the Supreme Court allowing his appeal, an order of Supreme Court setting aside judgement of Court of Appeal and restoring the judgement of tribunal delivered on the 22nd of March.”


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