The Supreme Court will this morning hear the appeal filed by Adebayo Adelabu, governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, against the victory of Seyi Makinde, candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, as winner of the March 9, 2019 election in Oyo State.
Our source confirms that proceedings start by 9am.
Lawyers from the two camps confirmed that the judges may, apart from hearing the case and adopting addresses, deliver judgement today. “That was how it happened in the case of Ademola Adeleke vs. Oyetola and Atiku Abubakar vs. Buhari,” a senior lawyer told this newspaper.
Adelabu had approached the court to challenge the appeal court ruling. The appellate court, had after evaluating the evidences brought by Oyo APC and its candidate before the tribunal but was rejected, ruled that the status quo should be maintained. That was after the tribunal had affirmed the election of Makinde.