Election Petition: Omisore Goes To Supreme Court.

The Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP)’s Governorship candidate in the August 9th gubernatorial election in Osun State, Senator Iyiola Omisore has appealed against the judgment of the Akure Court of Appeal which affirmed the victory of Governor Rauf Aregbesola of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

The two notices of appeal signed by his counsel, Dr. Alex Iziyon (SAN) have 14 grounds and 2 grounds respectively.

Omisore and PDP are expected to file their briefs of argument latest on the 24th of this month in fulfillment of 10 days as provided by the Supreme Court Rules.

Dissatisfied with the outcome of the election held on 9th of August, 2014 in which Governor Rauf Adesoji Aregbesola was declared the winner, Omisore and PDP had approached the State Election Petition Tribunal to upturn the victory.

The tribunal in the judgment delivered on the 6th February, 2015 dismissed the petition for lack of merit.

Omisore and PDP then approached the Court of Appeal sitting in Akure, Ondo State and the Court of Appeal in the judgment delivered on 4th of April 2015 upheld the judgment of the lower tribunal and dismissed the petition in its entirety.

Author: News Editor

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