Big win for Ademola Adeleke: Supreme Court upholds him as Governor of Osun State

The Supreme Court on Tuesday set aside the appeal by Mr Adegboyega Oyetola challenging the election of Senator Ademola Adeleke as Osun State Governor.

The Court, in its judgment read by Justice Emmanuel Agim, also upheld the Appeal Court’s judgment which upheld the election of Adeleke as the state governor.

The apex court held that the appellant failed to adduce enough evidence to prove his allegation of over voting in the July 16, 2022 governorship poll.

The Judge held that the evidence submitted by the appellant which did not include the Bimodal Voter Accreditation System (BVAS) machines of the 744 polling units in dispute, could not be accepted as the primary source of records for the accredited voters in the polling units.

The inability to present the original voter accreditation records from the BVAS means that the appellants relied on a secondary, insufficient and inadmissible means to prove their allegations.

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