It was jubilation by members of the Individuals Democratic Social gathering (PDP) and their supportes when on Thursday the Supreme Court docket in Abuja dismissed an enchantment by Dotun Babayemi.
Within the enchantment, Babayemi is difficult Adeleke’s emergence because the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Social gathering (PDP) within the Osun state governorship election.
Senator Ademola Adeleke is presently the
Osun state governor-elect, having emerged on the final gubenatorial election the place he defeated the incumbent, Governor Isiaka Oyetola of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Babayemi had within the petition prayed the apex courtroom to put aside the selections of the decrease courts and declare him because the PDP candidate for the July 16, 2023 governorship election in Osun State.
However in its verdict, the five-member Justices of the apex courtroom, presided by Justices Amina Augie held that the enchantment, as filed by the appellant was filed out of time as pre-election matter is time certain.
Having been withdrawn by the counsel to the appellant, this enchantment is consequently dismissed it,” the panel of Judges held.
Whereas noting that, “A pre-election matter has a interval of 14 days, and like a rock of Gilbrata, can’t be moved”, the courtroom added that, there’s nothing earlier than the courtroom to invoke it’s jurisdiction.
Efforts by counsel to the appeallant, Adebayo Adelodun (SAN) to persuade the panel to check out the deserves of the enchantment proved abortive because the courtroom held that it lacks jurisdiction to entertain the matter
The Enchantment, having been withdrawn by the counsel to the appeallant, the courtroom consequently dismissed it.
Previous to Osun 2022 governorship election, totally different primaries produced Babayemi and Adeleke however the Nationwide Working Committee (NWC) of the PDP and the Impartial Nationwide Electoral Fee (INEC) recognised Adeleke because the genuine candidate of the get together.
Babayemi challenged the popularity of Adeleke because the candidate of the get together earlier than the Federal Excessive Court docket and the Court docket of Enchantment Court docket however misplaced and he approached the Supreme Court docket after Adeleke emerged the genuine candidate of the get together as a result of proper delegates voted for him.
In his judgment on the matter on Might 18, Justice Nathaniel Ayo-Emmanuel of a Federal Excessive Court docket, sitting in Osogbo, upheld the governorship main that produced Adeleke.
Additionally, the Court docket of Enchantment, Akure Division, in its judgment of July 20 on the enchantment filed towards the choice of the Federal Excessive Court docket, Osogbo, aligned with the decrease courtroom and dismissed Babayemi’s enchantment.
Babayemi then, appealed to the Supreme Court docket, asking it to put aside the judgements of the decrease courts and declare him the governorship candidate of the PDP for the Osun state governorship election.
His enchantment was nonetheless dismissed for been filed out of time and lack of jurisdiction by the Justices of the Supreme Court docket, in an unanimous determination of the five-member panel of the courtroom that was delivered by Justice Amina Augie.