Supreme Court to hear Adeleke’s appeal today


The Supreme Court has scheduled hearing for today, Monday June 17, in the appeal filed by the PDP candidate, Senator Ademola Adeleke in the September 2018 governorship election in Osun State.

Adeleke is, by the appeal, seeking the reversal of the May 9, 2019 majority judgment of the Court of Appeal, Abuja, which upheld the election of Adegboyega Oyetola of the APC as the Governor of Osun State.

Information about the hearing date is contained in notices sent to parties last week by the Registry of the Supreme Court.

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had declared Oyetola of the APC the winner at conclusion of the September 27, 2018, supplementary election, held after the inconclusive September 22, 2018 main election.

Adeleke and the PDP challenged the outcome of the election at the election tribunal, which sat in Abuja owing to fear of insecurity in Osun State.

On March 22, 2019 the three-man election tribunal gave a split decision of two-to-one in favour of the petitioners – Adeleke and the PDP.

The appeal to be heard by the Supreme Court today is that filed by Adeleke against the majority decisions of the Court of Appeal.