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Oyetola Vs Adeleke: Tribunal Takes Decision On Osun Gov’ship Election



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The Osun State Election Appeal Tribunal has reserved ruling in the four appeals filed against the judgment of the Osun State Election Petition Tribunal.

The chairman of the five-man panel of justices of the appeal tribunal, Justice Jummai Sankey, said dates for the ruling would be made known to the parties involved.

Naija News understands that shortly after the counsel to the parties adopted and argued their briefs of argument in the various suits.

The first suit with number CA/A/EPT/246/2019, which was filed by the Osun State Governor Adegboyega Oyetola, has the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the Osun governorship election, Senator Ademola Adeleke, the PDP, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and the All Progressives Congress (APC) as first to fourth respondents respectively.

The second with number CA/A/EPT/256/2019, filed by the APC has Adeleke, PDP, INEC and Oyetola as first to fourth respondents.

While the third appeal filed by INEC and marked: CA/A/EPT/259/2019, has Adeleke, PDP, Oyetola and APC as respondents, and the fourth marked: CA/A/EPT/295/2019, filed by Adeleke has Oyetola, APC and INEC as respondents.

While the first three appeals are challenging the majority judgment of the tribunal, the fourth which is a cross-appeal is seeking to upturn the dissenting and minority judgment of the tribunal.

Both Oyetola and Adeleke had appealed the judgment of the Osun tribunal on the governorship poll held on September 22, 2018, and the rerun, therefore, held on September 27, 2018.

Ogbolu George is a graduate of Mass Communication from the University of Benin. He loves politics, is a movie addict and a die-hard Arsenal fan. George is a Senior Content Creator at Naija News.