Supreme Court Affirms Adeleke As Osun Governor

The Supreme Court on Tuesday declared Governor Ademola Adeleke of Osun State winner of the July 2022 gubernatorial election.

Following an appeal filed by former governor and APC candidate Gboyega Oyetola, the court delivered its ruling.

After the Court of Appeal ruled in favor of Governor Ademola Adeleke, Oyetola appealed to the Supreme Court.

The Supreme Court’s five-judge bench had set today’s hearing date to resolve the legal suit surrounding the state’s July 16, 2022, governorship election.

In a divided verdict, the Osun State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal had invalidated Adeleke of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as the election’s victor on January 27.

The tribunal led by Justice Tertsea Kume, in its majority verdict, upheld a petition brought before it by Oyetola, who came second in the election.