BY Obio Monday

An Appeal Court in Akure, Ondo State, on Wednesday, dismissed a suit filed by Prince Dotun Babayemi against Osun State governor-elect, Ademola Adeleke.


Prince Babayemi was Adeleke’s rival in the Peoples Democratic Party’s primary.


The Appeal Court recognized Senator Adeleke as the authentic Osun PDP gubernatorial candidate.


The PDP in Osun State had on March 8 conducted two governorship primaries featuring Adeleke and Babayemi.


While the primary which was held at the Osogbo City Stadium, under the supervision of Deputy Governor of Bayelsa, Lawrence Ewhrudjakpo, produced Adeleke, Babayemi was declared the winner at the primary held at the Children and Women Development Centre, Osogbo.


Consequently, Babayemi headed for the Federal High Court in Osogbo seeking to be declared the valid governorship candidate of the PDP.


But the court in a judgment by Justice Nathaniel Ayo-Emmanuel affirmed Adeleke as the validly elected governorship candidate of the Osun State PDP.


Dissatisfied with the ruling, Babayemi filed an appeal at the Court of Appeal, Akure, challenging the judgment of the lower court and seeking to be declared as the PDP governorship candidate.

By obio

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