Appeal Court dismisses suit challenging Adeleke eligibility to contest guber poll – Independent Observers

Appeal Court dismisses suit challenging Adeleke eligibility to contest guber poll

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By Kunle Adedoyin

The Court of Appeal sitting in Akure on Saturday dismissed the suit challenging the qualification and eligibility of Senator Ademola Adeleke to contest the Osun governorship election.

The appeal court in its ruling dismissed the appeal on three technical grounds. he first ground was that the court has no jurisdiction to hear the case. The second was that the petitioner has no locus standi to file the case and third was that the matter was brought to court outside the stipulated 14 days after the conduct of the primary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

The  appeal was against the judgement of an Osogbo High court which had confirmed the eligibility of Senator Ademola Adeleke to contest for the governorship of Osun state.

The Osogbo High Court had earlier ruled that Senator Adeleke is qualified to contest for the governorship having been educated up to secondary school level.

The petitioners however proceeded to appeal against the ruling, insisting that the Senator is not qualified and therefore Dr Akin Ogunbiyi who is the second runner up at the governorship primary should be declared the winner of the primary.

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