Judgement has been reserved in the election petition filed by the governor of Osun State challenging the verdict of the State’s election petition tribunal which nullified his election as the number one citizen of the state.
The presiding judge of the Court of appeal sitting in Abuja, after taking arguments from parties in the appeals, announced that judgement has been reserved and both parties will be informed as soon as they are ready.
During court proceedings, Governor Oyetola’s lawyer, Wole Olanipekun pleaded with the five man panel of the Appeal Court Justices to void 2019 a judgement of the Osun state election petition tribunal which declared Senator Ademola Adeleke as winner of the Osun gubernatorial election.
Olanipekun also held that the judgement of the tribunal should be voided because it violated the electoral act of 2010 and the judicial precedence of the supreme court.
The development comes after the Court of Appeal rebuffed claims by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) that Justice Joseph Oyewole was part of the three-man panel to hear the appeal on the judgment in the Osun State governorship election dispute.
Sa’adatu Musa Kachalla, the court’s spokesperson, said Justice Oyewole was never considered as a member of the panel.