S’Court rules on Osun PDP gov ticket today

by Emmanuel Okikiola

Osun State Governor-elect, Senator Ademola Adeleke, on Wednesday expressed optimism of a favourable judgment as the Supreme Court rules on a suit instituted against his candidature as the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in the Osun July 16 governorship poll on Thursday (today).

The apex court is expected to rule on the case filed against Adeleke’s candidature by a PDP governorship aspirant, Dotun Babayemi, who asked the court to invalidate the primary election that produced the governor-elect, citing non-compliance with a court order.

In his judgment on the matter on May 18, Justice Nathaniel Ayo-Emmanuel of a Federal High Court, sitting in Osogbo, had upheld the governorship primary that produced Adeleke.

Also, the Court of Appeal, Akure Division, in its judgment of July 20 on the appeal filed against the decision of the Federal High Court, Osogbo, aligned with the lower court and dismissed Babayemi’s appeal.

Ahead of the Supreme Court judgment on Thursday, Adeleke in a statement signed by his spokesperson, Olawale Rasheed, said he expected a favourable judgment from the court.

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