Appeal Court Affirms Gov. Amosun's Victory
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Huhuonline.com can disclose that the Court of Appeal sitting in Ibadan has dismissed the appeal case filed by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) against the victory of Senator Ibikunle Amosun of the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) in the April 2011
governorship election in Ogun State.
In its ruling, the five-man panel, led by Justice Raphael Chike Agbo, said the appeal had no merit and therefore dismissed it.
The court would however give reasons for its decision on January 5, 2011.
The Ogun State Governorship Election Tribunal sitting in Abeokuta, had on October 31, 2011, ruled in favour of Senator Amosun of the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN).
In its judgement, the tribunal dismissed the petition brought before it by the PDP governorship candidate, Chief Adetunji Olurin. Justice Bashir Sukola, who headed the three-man panel, said all the issues raised by both the petitioner and respondents were carefully considered, and that the petitioner failed to prove the issue of non-compliance with the Electoral Act, 2010 as amended.
In his reaction to the ruling of the Court of Appeal, Governor Amosun thanked the judiciary for upholding the rule of law and called on all indigenes, irrespective of religious or party affiliation, to join hands with his administration in its mission to rebuild Ogun State.