Governor Gbenga Daniel
A Federal Court of Appeal sitting in Ibadan on Monday quashed the verdict of Osun state Election petition Tribunal that confirmed the election of Prince Olagunsoye Oyinlola as the Osun state Governor just as the same court upheld the election of Otunba Gbenga Daniel as the Ogun state Governor.
Delivering judgement on the Osun case, the Jugdes unamimously blamed the state election Tribunal for miscarriage of justice.
Nullifying the judgment of the lower, the President Judge of the Appeal court, Justice Omage said that the President of Appeal Court should constitute a new election petition Tribunal to retry the election petition of Engineer Rafiu Aregbesola, the Action Congress’s Gubernatorial candidate in the 2007 Governorship elections in Osun state.
The Petitioner, Engr. Rafiu Aregbesola went to the court of Appeal after the Election Petition Tribunal last year upheld the election of Oyinlola as the validly elected Governor of Osun State.
Earlier in the day, the Appellate court upheld the judgment of Ogun state Election petition tribunal that Governor Gbenga Daniel was validly elected, stressing that the Petitioner, Otunba Dipo Dina of the Action Congress did not prove cases of electoral mal practices leveled against the PDP and INEC beyond all reasonable doubt. Holding that the appeal lacked merit