Adeleke vs Oyetola: Appeal Court speaks on ‘inclusion’ of Justice Oyewole in Osun panel


The Court of Appeal has refuted claim by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) that Justice Joseph Oyewole is part of the three-man panel to hear the appeal on the judgment in the Osun State governorship election dispute.

PDP candidate, Ademola Adeleke is currently seeking to unseat Governor Gboyega Oyetola.

The court’s spokesperson, Mrs. Sa’adatu Musa Kachalla, said Justice Oyewole was never considered as a member of the panel.

Kachalla, in a statement on Tuesday said: “Hon. Justice Joseph Oyewole, Justice of the Court of Appeal, Enugu Division, an industrious son of the Osun State, is not a member of the the Osun Governorship Election Appeal Tribunal set up by the President of the Court of Appeal, who had earlier said that the court must always put her integrity on the front burner.

“The members of the public are therefore advised not to be misguided by desperate and jittery individuals whose action is to heat up the polity.

“Time has changed, and it is better for us to change with time. The era of fake news is over.”