BREAKING: Supreme Court dismisses Adeleke’s case against Oyetola, says Osun PDP candidate should have started trial from scratch

The Supreme Court has dismissed the appeal filed by the Peoples Democratic Party and its governorship candidate in the September 2018 election in Osun State, Ademola Adeleke, challenging the election of Governor Adegboyega Oyetola of the All Progressives Congress.

In the lead judgement by Justice Bode Rhodes-Vivour, the Supreme Court declared that the absence of Justice Peter Obiorah, the judge who read he majority decision of the election tribunal, on one of the hearings rendered the entire proceedings a nullity.

The judge upheld the decision of the Court of Appeal that the proper thing to have done in the absence of Justice Peter Obiorah was to start the entire trial afresh.

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