The Court of Appeal sitting in Abuja has set aside the judgment of the Osun State Governorship Election Tribunal which nullified the victory of Governor Gboyega Oyetola.
Delivering the lead judgement on Thursday, Justice Hannatu Sankey set aside the entire proceedings of the Tribunal because of its “faulty composition”.
The judgment of the appellate court was upheld by four justices of the five-man panel.
Speaking in a chat with Punch shortly after the judgment, the state party chairman, Soji Adagunodo, said
“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. It is democracy at play. We will study the Appeal Court judgment appropriately and challenge it at the supreme court,” Adagunodo said.
More to follow…