The Osun State Governorship Election Tribunal’s decision to invalidate the election of Governor Ademola Adeleke as the state’s leader has been overturned by the Abuja division of the Court of Appeal.
A three-member panel of the appellate court, chaired by Judge Mohammed Shuaibu, ruled unanimously on Friday that the tribunal erred in making its verdict.
As a result, it accepted Adeleke’s appeal as meritorious.
The tribunal erred in drawing a conclusion of excessive voting based on the BVAS report without considering the voters register, which is the cornerstone of every election, according to Judge Shuaibu, who wrote the main verdict.
The panel erred, according to the appellate court, when it determined that the first and second respondents—Gboyega Oyetola and the All Progressives Congress—had established their claim of excessive voting.
A three-member panel of justices ruled in Adeleke’s appeal on Friday, concluding that the electoral tribunal erred in finding that Gboyega Oyetola and the All Progressives Congress had established their claim of excessive voting.
Adeleke is the legitimately elected Governor of the state, according to the panel of justices who delivered their decision on Friday.
Oyetola was able to demonstrate that there was overvoting in certain of the polling places, according to the ruling made by the Osun Governorship Election Tribunal in January.