The Court of Appeal which sat today, May 9, 2019, nullified the judgment given by a Tribunal few weeks ago which declared that Senator Ademola Adeleke won the Osun State Governorship election and proceeded to declare Governor Gboyega Oyetola winner of the election.
The judgment which was delivered by Justice Hannatu Sankey set aside the entire proceedings of the Tribunal because of its “faulty composition”. The judgment was upheld by four justices of the five-man panel
However, award winning Nigerian singer, Davido, who is a nephew to Senator Adeleke, has reacted to the Court of Appeal’s ruling which nullified his Uncle’s victory at the Osun State governorship polls.
According to him, this is not the end of the journey as he thinks there will be a victory when the case shifts to the Supreme court.
“My people, we cannot hide our disappointment this judgment of the Court of the Appeal. It hurts that it’s extremely painful but guess what? It is not the end. Far from it. Everyone remain calm. I want to urge all our supporters to remain calm at this time. As you all know there is one last and important lap. It is time for the last lap and the God I know and serve is in control.
“We have won the first leg. We have lost the second leg but I am certain that the highest court in the land will rectify and restore all that has been stolen from us with this judgment! Everyone stay calm and stay safe! See you at the Supreme court,” he wrote.
The Osun PDP party chairman, Soji Adagunodo has vowed that the party will head to the Supreme Court to challenge the Appeal Court ruling which declared Governor Gboyega Oyetola winner of the 2018 Osun governorship election.
“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”