The Court of Appeal sitting in Abuja has upheld the election of Ademola Adeleke as governor of Osun state.
Justice Muhammed Lawal Shaibu-led panel while delivering its judgement 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 bias against Justice Tertsea Kume, the appellate court said Adeleke was unable to prove its case against the judge, adding that the “buga and lo lo lol” reference in the judgement has no relevance with its interpretation.