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July 8, 2020
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Adeleke’s appeal: Incomplete service stall hearing

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The hearing of an appeal filed by Sen. Ademola Adekele, PDP Candidate for Osun State in the September 2018 governorship election challenging his disqualification has again been stalled in Court of Appeal, Abuja.

It was reported that the appellate court on April 25 adjourned hearing on the appeal on account of improper service.

At the resumed sitting on Thursday, similar situation resurfaced as the complete processes were not before the Justice Abubakar Yayaha led-panel to commence hearing on the appeal.

Yahaya went ahead to adjourn the matter until May 8 in spite of the court’s indulgence in abridging time to admit some interlocutory applications.

Yahaya said the matter could not on because of a pending Notice of Appeal filed by the PDP on the same matter. “We are not going to consolidate the appeals, but it is only proper for us to hear all the appeals on similar subject matter on the same day.

“We have seen that most of the processes have been exchanged but the PDP appeal against the judgment challenging the appellant’s qualification to contest the Osun Governorship election must be heard alongside Adeleke’s appeal. “In the circumstance, hearing on Adeleke’s appeal and the PDP’s appeal marked CA/A/326/2017 is adjourned until May 8. ”The hearing notice should by served on the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC)’’,

Yahaya said. Adeleke has approached the appellate court to challenge the decision of Justice Othman Musa of the FCT High Court in Bwari, Abuja made April 2, which invalidated his status as PDP governorship candidate.

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