Just in: APC loses Osun guber seat, fined N.5m
The Court of Appeal has affirmed the victory of PDP’s Ademola Adeleke in the 2022 Osun governorship election.
Justice Muhammed Lawal Shaibu-led panel while delivering its judgment on Friday in Abuja, said the 2022 Election Petition Tribunal erred in law by basing its verdict on over-voting on the table solely presented by the petitioners, stating the petitioners did not prove their cases on over-voting.
“The tribunal was wrong to have admitted and relied on the table presented by the petitioner. The tribunal was wrong to have annulled the election.”
On the issue of forgery of certificate which was cross appealed by Adegboyega Oyetola and the All Progressives Congress, the Court held that the appellants failed to prove the forgery against Adeleke.
Meanwhile the appellate Court has also awarded PDP the sum of N500,000 in damages against the APC.