Adeleke Knows Fate Today, As Appeal Court Decides

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Adeleke and his immediate predecessor, Adegboyega Oyetola will on March 24 know their fates in the dispute over the July 16 governorship election.

The Court of Appeal in Abuja on Thursday announced that judgment in the legal battle would be handed down for the two warring parties.

The Court had on March 14 reserved judgments in three appeals and a cross-appeal filed on the dispute over the governorship election.

A 3- man panel of Justices of the court led by Justice Mohammed Shuaibu, after taking the final arguments from lawyers to the parties had announced that Adeleke and Oyetola would be informed when the judgments are ready.

However, reports has it that the make or mar judgment would be delivered on March 24.

A notice to that effect stumbled upon, specifically indicated that the verdict would be presented by 12 noon.

The substantive appeals, filed by Osun State Governor Ademola Adeleke, his party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), are against the January 27 judgment of the Osun State Governorship Election Tribunal, which voided Adeleke’s victory at the July 16, 2022 election.

The cross-appeal, jointly filed by the All Progressives Congress (APC) and its candidate in the election, Adegboyega Oyetola, is against a portion of the tribunal’s judgment.