The Court of Appeal, sitting in Abuja division, on Friday affirmed Governor Ademola Adeleke as the winner of Osun governorship election.
The court set aside the decision of the Osun State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal, which nullified the election of Senator Ademola Adeleke as Governor of Osun State.
Delivering judgment in the appeal filed by Adeleke on today, a three-member panel of the appellate court led by Mohammed Shuaibu unanimously upholding Mr Adeleke’s victory, noting that the tribunal was “wrong to reach the conclusion that there was over-voting during the state governorship election held on 16 July 2022.”
Reading the lead decision said “the burden of proving the allegations of over-voting lies squarely with the respondents (Mr Oyetola and the APC).”
“It is inconceivable to assume that the testimonies of the respondents’ witnesses had any probative value.”
It addef that Oyetola and the APC “did not tender the voters’ registers and Bimodal Voters Accreditation System (BVAS machines,” which captured data of eligible voters at the Osun governorship election.