By Linda Ike
The Supreme Court has affirmed the Governor-elect of Osun state, Senator Ademola Adeleke as the authentic candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP), for the gubernatorial election held in the state on July 16, 2022.
The court, on Thursday, in a unanimous judgement by a five-man panel of justices, dismissed an appeal that was filled against Adeleke by Prince Dotun Babayemi who laid claim to governorship ticket of the PDP, having emerged from a parallel primary election that was held by a faction of the party in the state.
Counsel to the Appellant, Mr. Adebayo Adelodun, SAN, withdrew the appeal after the panel led by Justice Amina Augie, drew his attention to the fact that the case was statute barred.
The panel had insisted that the appeal was incompetent, hence it was filled outside the 14 days period provided by the law.