Court of Appeal nullified Gov Makinde’s Election

Court of Appeal nullified Gov Makinde’s Election

The Court of Appeal sitting in Ibadan, the capital of Oyo State on Monday set aside the judgement of Governorship Election Petition Tribunal declaring the governor of the state, Seyi Makinde, as the winner of the February 23 election, C2C News reports.

The appeal was filed by the All Progressives Congress, APC governorship candidate, Bayo Adelabu against Mr Makinde of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.

In a four-against-one judgement, the five-man panel said the tribunal judgement was perverse but did not give an order for a fresh election or a retrial analysis .

The court held that there was a miscarriage of justice at the tribunal, and that Mr Adelabu’s right to fair-hearing had been breached.

The court said it could not grant a consequential order for a retrial of the case as the 180 days prescribed by law for a tribunal to decide election matters had elapsed.

C2C News reliably gathered that all the parties are preparing to appeal the ‘controversial’ judgement at the Supreme Court.

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