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Author Topic: [UPDATED] S'Court affirms Aregbesola's victory, dismisses Omisore's appeal  (Read 119 times)

May 27, 2015, 06:37:25 PM

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The Supreme Court has dismissed the appeal filed by the
Peoples Democratic Party’s candidate in the August 9, 2014
governorship election in Osun State, Iyiola Omisore, against
the election of the All Progressives Congress’ candidate, the
incumbent Governor Rauf Aregbesola.
The seven-man panel of the apex court, led by Justice John
Fabiyi, affirmed the concurrent judgments of the Court of
Appeal in Akure and the Osun State Governorship Election
Tribunal, which had both affirmed Aregbesola the winner of
the election.
Justice C.C Nweze, who read the lead judgment, resolved six
out of the seven issues formulated by the appellant against
him.
Only one was resolved in his favour and against the
respondents.

The seven-man panel unanimously held that the appeal
lacked merit and was bound to be dismissed.
Omisore, who was personally present in court during the
hearing, urged the apex court through his counsel, Dr. Alex
Izinyon (SAN), to set aside the concurrent judgments of the
two lower courts.

Omisore and his party had filed the appeals against the
decisions of the Justice Gana Mshelia-led panel of the Court
of Appeal in Akure which on April 2, 2015, affirmed the
earlier judgment of the Osun State Governorship Election
Petition Tribunal.

The Justice Elizabeth Ikpejime-led tribunal had on February
6, 2015 dismissed Omisore’s petition for lacking in merit and
affirmed Aregbesola’s victory.




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