Osun Guber Candidate Adeleke Hires 7 SANS And 17 Senior Counsels To Challenge Appeal Court Ruling
Following the outcome of the Appeal Court ruling on Osun election in Abuja on 9th May, the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Senator Ademola Adeleke has hired seven senior advocates of Nigeria, and 17 other senior counsels to challenge the judgement at the Supreme Court.
Four of the five Appeal Court judges sitting on the appeal filed by the candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Mr Gboyega Oyetola, to challenge the verdict of election tribunal on the September 22 gubernatorial election in the state had ruled in his favour, declaring him winner of the contest.
The election petition tribunal had earlier declared Adeleke winner by the majority judgement delivered on March 22, which made Oyetola, the APC, and Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC to challenge the verdict at the appellate court.
Dr Onyeachi Ikpeazu,SAN , leading six other Senior Advocates of Nigeria and 17 other senior counsels had however this week filed four appeals against each of the four majority judgements of the appeal court.
The appeals specifically challenge majority judgement in favour of Oyetola, APC, and INEC, including the striking out of the cross appeals of Senator Adeleke. It also prayed the apex court to set aside the ruling of the appeal court and uphold the decision of the Osun election petition tribunal.
From Daily Post