Mr Seyi Makinde the Oyo
State governorship aspirant has been declared the winner of 9th March, 2019
governorship election in Oyo State by the Supreme Court.
This judgment puts to rest the tussle for the position between the Peoples Democratic Party and All Progressives Congress in Oyo State.
The Appeal Court had earlier ruled against the election tribunal in Oyo State which dismissed a petition by Adebayo Adelabu a candidate of All Progressives Congress (APC) and its candidate.
Governor Makinde urged the Apex Court to set aside the decision of the court of Appeal and restore the judgment of the trial tribunal which affirmed his election as the governor of Oyo State.
Makinde’s counsel, Wole Olanipekun said that the 180 allowed by law for a petition to be heard had already been exhausted at the trial tribunal and so there cannot be another petition tribunal. The panel which is headed by Justice Ejembi Eko later went on a short recess and returned to deliver the judgment which affirmed Makinde’s election victory.