The Cross-Appeal instituted against the judgment of the Osun State Election Petition Tribunal by former Governor Adegboyega Oyetola and the All Progressives Congress APC has been dismissed.
The cross-appeal which centred on the education qualification of governor Ademola Nurudeen Adeleke was thrown away on the grounds that it lacked merit.
The Appeal Court held that the Court of Appeal judgment delivered in 2019 to the effect that Adeleke did not forge the certificate presented for the 2018 governorship election has settled the matter and cannot be resuscitated in the way and manners Oyetola did.
Justice Lawal Shuaib in the lead and unanimous judgment delivered on Friday held that the Court of Appeal judgment remained valid and binding on and lower court or tribunal.
Justice Shuaib said it was wrong and erroneous of the tribunal to have made findings on the issue of the alleged certificate forgery that had been resolved by the Court of Appeal.
Justice Shuaib subsequently dismissed the cross-appeal but did not award any cost against Oyetola and APC.
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