Osun State Governorship: Court Rules On Adeleke’s Eligibility To Contest

Osun State Governorship: Court Rules On Adeleke’s Eligibility To Contest

The Governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in Osun State, Ademola Adeleke was on Saturday affirmed by the Court of Appeal in Akure as the eligible candidate of the party.


Justice M.A Danjuma who presided over the case, dismissed the appeal against the judgement of an Osun State High Court sitting in Osogbo.

The court had confirmed the eligibility of Adeleke to contest for the governorship election in Osun State.

The court had Justices R.A Abdullahi and P.A Mahmoud as members of the panel.

The Osogbo High Court had ruled that the PDP governorship candiddate was qualified to contest for the governorship election having been educated up to secondary school level.

The Osogbo High Court had ruled that Adeleke was qualified to contest for the governorship, having been educated up to secondary school level.

The Appeal Court agreed with Adeleke and consequently dismissed the appeal on three grounds.

It held that the trial court had no jurisdiction to entertain the suit and that the sponsored petitioner, one Kingsley Awosiyan from Ife Central had no locus standi to file the case.

The court also held that the matter was brought to court outside the stipulated 14 days, after the conduct of the primary election.

Recall that the Osun State Governorship Election Tribunal had declared Senator Ademola Adeleke as the winner of the governorship election in the state.

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