Osun Election: Endless Celebration As Supreme Court Affirms Gboyega Oyetola as Governor
The Supreme court affirms the election of Gboyega Oyetola as the governor of Osun State.
The apex court in a majority decision of five-to-two, read by Justice Olabode Rodes-Vivour, Friday 5 July, held that the failure of a member of the election tribunal, Justice Peter Obiora to sit on February 6, 2019 rendered the entire proceedings and the judgment given by the tribunal a nullity.
The Supreme court affirmed the decision of the Court of Appeal which nullified the March 22 judgement of the Osun State election petition tribunal which had declared Ademola Adeleke of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as the winner of the September 2018 election.
The court said the judge who had read the majority judgement at the tribunal, Peter Obiora, was evidently absent on February 6, following the documents before the court.
See some reactions to the news of Gboyega Oyetola being declared as the governor of Osun state below.
@atiku – I join with people of goodwill all over Nigeria to say to Senator Ademola Adeleke, and the people of the great state of Osun, that we stand with them in good times and in difficult days.
The Supreme Court has ruled and because of its judicial finality, the legal case is over.
@realFFK – I am not surprised by Oyetola’s so-called “victory” at the Supreme Court. Adeleke was robbed. Nigeria is finished.