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Breaking News Osun : Senator Ademola Adeleke is Qualified to be Governor – Court of Appeal

The controversy over the eligibility of Senator Ademola Adeleke to contest the Osun governorship election has been put to rest as a Federal Court of Appeal has reaffirmed his qualification and eligibility to hold the office.

The latest judgement has also knocked out the judgement of the Bwari High Court and rendered its conclusion ineffective ,null and void with no effect on the candidacy of the PDP candidate for the September 2018 guber election.

The Bwari judgement had contradicted the Osogbo high court verdict by rejecting testimonies of WAEC ,an examination body which in a sworn affidavit confirmed that Ademola Adeleke sat for its examination with attached results.

The Akure Court of Appeal this Saturday dismissed an appeal against the judgement of Osogbo High court which had confirmed the eligibility of Senator Ademola Adeleke to contest for the governorship of Osun state.

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

The petitioners however proceeded to appeal against the ruling ,insisting that the Senator is not qualified and therefore Dr Akin Ogunbiyi who is the second runner up at the governorship primary should be declared the winner of the primary.

The Akure Appeal court in its ruling dismissed the appeal on three grounds ,affirming the judgement of the lower court that confirmed the eligibility of Senator Adeleke.

The first ground was that the court has no jurisdiction to hear the case .The second was that the sponsored petitioner; one Kingsley Awosiyan from Ife Central has no locus standi to file the case and third was that the matter was brought to court outside the stipulated 14 days after the conduct of the Governorship primaries election.

Signed

N.O.Oke Esq
For: Ademola Adeleke Campaign Organisation

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