Supreme Court to decide on Osun guber polls
The Supreme Court has adjourned till Friday 5th July to deliver judgment on the Osun State governorship election, a legal tussle that has so far gone through the Election Petition Tribunal and the Appeal Court.
Galaxy’s Godfrey Eshiemoghie reports that this is the decision of the seven-man panel of the Court led by the Acting Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Ibrahim Muhammed after taking final arguments in respect of the main appeal by PDP’s Senator Ademola Adeleke.
Senator Adeleke who is locked in a legal battle with Gboyega Oyetola of the APC has asked the Supreme Court to uphold his appeal and set aside the judgment of the Appeal Court, while restoring the judgment of the tribunal which declared him the winner of the September 2018 governorship election in Osun State.
Responding to the application, Wale Olanipekun, counsel to Governor Oyetola, Monday asked the apex court to dismiss the appeal by Senator Adeleke while upholding and affirming the judgment of the appellate court.
On its part, the APC, through its counsel, Olumide Olujimi prayed the court to dismiss the appeal by Adeleke and stick with that of the Appeal Court affirming Oyetola as duly elected governor of Osun State.
The legal counsels representing the different parties in the suit give their thoughts on the likely direction of the judgment of 5th July.