SWITZERLAND, JULY 05 – The Supreme Court has delivered judgement on the Osun State gubernatorial election in favour of the governor, Gboyega Oyetola of the APC.
The candidate of the opposition PDP, Ademola Adeleke had challenged Oyetola’s election, petitioning the court to declare him the elected governor of Osun state.
At the ruling on Friday, the seven-man panel led by Justice Bode Rhodes-Vivor gave a split decision with five Justices confirming Oyetola while two consented for Ademola Adeleke.
Delivering the ruling, Justice Rhodes-Vivour dismissed Adeleke’s application and confirmed Oyetola as the rightful winner of the election.
Today’s Echo gathers that the Acting Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Tanko Muhammad, and three other members consented to the lead majority judgment.
But Justice Kumai Akaahs and Justice Paul Galinje affirmed PDP as the winner of the poll.