Gboyega Oyetola

The Court of appeal sitting in Abuja has set aside the Governorship Election Petition Tribunal’s judgment which nullified Governor Gboyega Oyetola’s victory in the Osun governorship election.

In three separate appeals filed by Oyetola, the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), the appellate court was asked to set aside the 22 March, 2019 judgement of the tribunal which declared Senator Ademola Adeleke as winner.

In a split judgment of four to one, the appeal tribunal in the Osun State governorship election has now affirmed Oyetola’s election as declared by INEC.

Justice Jumai Sankey, who read the lead on Thursday, held that the election tribunal was wrong in its majority judgment authored by Justice Peter Obiorah, in voiding Oyetola’s victory.

The appeal panel will also deliver judgments in the appeal by INEC and the cross-appeal by Ademola Adeleke and the PDP.

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