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Supreme Court Affirms Adeleke As Osun Governor-elect, Substantiate PDP Candidate

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Senator Ademola Adeleke has been affirmed by the Supreme Court as the Osun State governor-elect and the authentic candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state governorship election which held on July 16.

In a unanimous judgement by a five-man panel of justices, the apex court, dismissed an appeal lodged against Adeleke by Prince Dotun Babayemi.

Babayemi laid claim to the governorship ticket of the PDP, having emerged from a parallel primary election that was held by a faction of the party in the state.

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Counsel to the Appellant, Adebayo Adelodun, SAN, withdrew the appeal after the panel led by Justice Amina Augie, drew his attention to the fact that the case was statute barred.

The panel had maintained that the appeal was incompetent, stressing that it was filed outside the 14 days period provided by the law.

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Recall that Adeleke had earlier today urged his supporters to remain calm, assuring them of a favourable judgement.

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