The Justice Rhodes Vivour-led Supreme Court affirmed the election of Gboyega Oyetola of the All Progressives Congress, APC, as the governor of Osun state on Friday.
Recall that after the September election, the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, had declared Oyetola governor of Osun state, but Senator Adeleke contested the validity of the election result and filed a petition at the Election Tribunal against the Oyetola’s victory. The Tribunal in its own judgment in March declared that Adeleke was the winner of the election.
Oyetola took his appeal to the Supreme Court, in delivering judgement, Oyetola was once again declared the winner of the election at the ruling today, five of the seven-man panel of judges of the Supreme Court ruled in favour of Oyetola whose election was, therefore, upheld. This dashes the hope of Senator Ademola Adeleke of the Peoples Democratic Party.
Senator Ademola Adeleke has been reported as accepting the ruling of the Supreme Court and in that light have also congratulated governor Oyetola.