S’Court Hears Aregbesola, Omisore Case Tomorrow

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The Supreme Court will be hearing an appeal filed by the gubernatorial candidate of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) during the August 9 Governorship Election in Osun State, Senator Iyiola Omisore on Thursday, May 7.

This was contained in an appeal notice issued by the Supreme Court on April 30, 2015 and dispatched to all the parties concerned.

It was also stated in the notice that the hearing would begin by 9am on Thursday (tomorrow).

Omisore had earlier appealed the judgment of the Court of Appeal sitting in Akure, Ondo State but failed.

The Court of Appeal dismissed Omisore’s case and, subsequently, affirmed the victory of Governor RaufAregbesola of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

The Court of Appeal,on April 2, further dismissed Omisore’s petition  for lacking in merit and gross violation of paragraphs 18 (1) of the first schedule to the Electoral Act,2010 as amended.

Also, the State Election Petitions Tribunal had earlier dismissed Omisore’s petition on February 6, saying that it lacked merit.

The Supreme Court notice indicated that the business of the day would begin with the “adoption of the briefs of arguments earlier filed by the parties before the court”.

Omisore and his political party, PDP, had filed a 14-ground Appeal and formulated nine issues for determination.

The 1st and 2nd respondents, OgbeniRaufAregbesola and All Progressives Congress (APC) have also raised preliminary objections to the Notice of Appeal filed against the judgement of the Court of Appeal.

They also filed their responses to the Appellants’ brief and a Cross-Appeal against the aspect of the judgement of the Court of Appeal which admitted in evidence a document not tendered by the maker.

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