The Ibadan Division of the Court of Appeal has delivered a judgment reinstating Hon Biyi Adeleye as the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for the Remo North state Constituency in the 2023 House of Assembly Elections. The Court of Appeal set aside the erroneous judgment of the Federal High Court that had removed Hon Adeleye as the APC’s candidate on Friday and also disqualified him from the race.
Newsacross.com recalled that Hon Adeleye defeated Solomon Osho the incumbent House of Assembly member to win the primary held on
Hon. Adeleye who polled thirty Seven (37) votes to beat closest Aspirant Osho who had Twelve (12 ) votes and Captain Opanuga, who secured Zero (0) vote
Aggrieved by the outcome of the election, Solomon Osho instituted a suit challenging Adeleye’s victory.
The Appeal Court, sitting in Ibadan, on Friday 16th December 2022, affirmed the All Progressives Congress Candidate for the House of Assembly, Remo North State Constituency, Hon. Adebiyi Adeleye as the validly nominated and authentic candidate of the party in the forthcoming general elections.
Delivering judgment in the appeal marked CA/IB/436/2022; Hon. Adebiyi Adeleye Vs. Hon. Solomon Oluwaseyi Osho & 3 Ors, the Panel comprising Justices Adumein, Nimpar, and Ojo resolved all the issues in the appeal in favour of APC and Hon Adebiyi Adeleye.
Remember Solomon Osho had challenge the Candidacy of Hon. Adeleye that candidate did not Obtain the mandatory Expression of interest Form and do not participate in the Screening Exercise before his participation in the party primary election, Hon. Justice Moore Adumein ruled that Hon Adeleye did satisfy the provisions of the law, having considered the evidences tendered by the Respondent. The court therefore in its wisdom set aside the judgement of the Federal High Court and pronounced the Plaintiffs claim as vague, inconsistent, lacking in merit, and dismissed.
While urging members to “leave no stone unturned in ensuring overwhelming victory for all APC candidates in our agenda to continue to build our future together”, Hon Adeleye thanked the governor of Ogun State H.E Prince Dapo Abiodun MFR, whom he described as a Passionate and Reliable Leader who has provided purposeful and progressive leadership in governance and party politics. He also thanked the party executives, both at the State and Local government, and as well as party members, for their unalloyed supports and firm believe in his candidature.
“Its a victory for democracy, and everybody, including the Plaintiff. This of course will further deepen and enhance our democratic ideals and reaffirm our belief in the court as the true Temple of Justice”.
“I call on my brother, Solomon Osho, as well as all other stakeholders to join us in this process to move Ogun State and most affectedly Remo North to their lofty Height. Its no victor, no vanquish”. He added!