It is no longer news that the Peoples Democratic Party and its candidate, Ademola Adeleke, after being dissatisfied by the decision of the appeal court to declare Governor Gboyega Oyetola as the winner of the election, approached the Supreme Court to seek redress.
After weeks of high anticipation, the Supreme Court of Nigeria has finally fixed Friday,the 5th of July, 2019, as the day to deliver its judgment on the very controversial 2018 Osun State guber polls.
Adeleke’s lawyer, Dr. Onyechi Ikpeazu (SAN), prayed the court to uphold the ruling of the Osun State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal that pronounced Adeleke as the legal winner of the election and discard the judgment by the appeal court.
At the resumed hearing today, a seven-man-committee headed by Justice Tanko Muhammad, adjourned sitting on the matter until July 5 for judgment.
Oyetola’s lawyer, Chief Wole Olanipekun (SAN) together with the counsel representing the Independent National Electoral Commission, Mr. Yusuf Ali (SAN), and the All Progressives Congress counsel, Olumide Olujinmi, all urged the apex court to dismiss the appeal and retain Oyetola as the governor.
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