Osun: PDP Vows To Challenge Appeal Court Judgement

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has vowed to challenge the judgement of the Court of Appeal regarding the governorship election of Osun State at the Supreme Court.

The state chapter of the opposition party stated this in reaction to the ruling of the appellate court which nullified the victory of Senator Ademola Adeleke.

Mr Adeleke was declared winner of the exercise by the state election petition tribunal in March.

However, Gboyega Oyetola, candidate of the All Progressive Congress (APC) who was declared winner by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), after a supplementary election, headed to the appellate court praying the judgement be set aside on account of judicial hear-say which is not known to law.

“It is democracy at play. We will study the Appeal Court judgment appropriately and challenge it at the supreme court,” Soji Adagunodo, who oversees the affairs of the PDP in Osun told Punch Newspapers on Thursday.

“Technicality was what Wole Olanipekun laid before the court. There was no argument about the decision of the Tribunal that gave us victory. We will upturn the judgement at the Supreme Court,” Mr Adagunodo added.