UPDATE: Supreme Court Reaffirms Osun Gov-elect, Adeleke, as PDP Candidate
By Ozumi Abdul
The Supreme Court, on Thursday, affirmed the Governor-elect of Osun state, Senator Ademola Adeleke, as the authentic candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, for the gubernatorial election that held in the state on July 16.
The apex court, in an unanimous judgement by a five-man panel of justices, dismissed an appeal that was lodged against Adeleke by Prince Dotun Babayemi who laid claim to the governorship ticket of the PDP, having emerged from a parallel primary election that was held by a faction of the party in the state.
POLITICS DIGEST had reported earlier that the Supreme Court will be ruling today on the issue amid heavy security presence in the state.
Counsel to the appellant, 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 maintained that the appeal was incompetent, stressing that it was filed outside the 14-day period provided by the law.