A Court of Appeal today, July 20, 2022, dismissed a suit by a governorship aspirant of the People Democracy Party (PDP), Dotun Babayemi, against the governor-elect, Ademola Adeleke.
A PDP faction declared Babayemi the winner of the primary election held at the Children and Women Development Center in Osogbo.
The primary election that produced Adeleke as PDP candidate was held at Osogbo City Stadium.
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) went ahead to recognize Adeleke as the PDP governorship candidate for Osun State.
Babayemi filed a lawsuit at the Federal High Court in Oshogbo to be recognized as the PDP’s governorship candidate.
However, in a ruling by Justice Nathaniel Ayo-Emmanuel, the court upheld Adeleke as the Osun State PDP’s duly elected governorship candidate.
Unhappy with the judgement, Babayemi approached the court of appeal, Akure, to challenge the judgment of the lower court and seeking to be declared as the PDP governorship candidate.
On Wednesday, July 2022, the court of appeal in its judgment dismissed Babayemi’s appeal and recognised Adeleke as PDP candidate for the election.