Who Is Osun Governor: Supreme Court Rules Tuesday
Apex court in Nigeria, the Supreme Court of Justice on Monday fixed Tuesday to decide the actual winner of the 2022 governorship election in Osun State.
Parties are expected to be seated by 2 pm on Tuesday for the final judgement on the guber election.
The Supreme Court, reserved judgment in an appeal filed by the former governor of the state, Adegboyega Oyetola of the All Progressives Congress, APC, against the judgment of Appeal court, which upheld the election of Senator Ademola Adeleke of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, as governor of Osun State.
Supreme Court five-member panel, led by Justice John Iyang Okoro, after listening to counsel to Oyetola, Lateef Fagbemi, SAN, Adeleke, Oyeachi Ikpeazu, SAN and Alex Iziyon, SAN, who appeared for the PDP, said judgment would be delivered on Tuesday, by 2pm.
Other members of the panel are: Justices M. Lawal Garba, Tijjani Abubakar, Adamu Ojauro and Akomaye Agim.
Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, represented by Professor Paul Ananaba, SAN, did not file any process in the appeal being decided following the decision of the court and that of the counsel to consolidate all the appeal into one.
Efforts by Professor Ananaba to offer explanation equally met a brick wall as the learned Justices requested him to take his seat to allow Ikpeazu make his submissions.
It would be recalled after the July 16 governorship election, Senator Ademola Adeleke was declared winner of the election on Sunday, July 17, 2022.
At the end of the Tribunal proceedings, Oyetola was declared winner after the deduction of the invalid votes. But the Appeal court set aside the decision of the Tribunal on the ground that a voters register was necessary to prove over-voting.