By Gbenga Olarinoye
Osogbo—The Apex Court has fixed hearing in an appeal filed by the governorship candidate of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, during the August 9th governorship election in Osun State, Senator Iyiola Omisore for tomorrow.
In an appeal notice issued by the Supreme Court, dated 30th April 2015 and dispatched to all the parties concerned, the court maintained that it would begin the hearing of the appeal.
Omisore appealed against the judgment of the Court of Appeal sitting in Akure, Ondo State, which affirmed the victory of Governor Rauf Aregbesola of the All Progressives Congress, APC.
The Court of Appeal had on the 2nd April, 2015 not only dismissed Omisore’s petition for lacking in merit, but went ahead to dismiss it on the ground that the petition was abandoned in gross violation of paragraphs 18 (1) of the first schedule to the Electoral Act,2010 as amended.
The State Election Petition Tribunal had earlier dismissed Omsiore’s petition on February 6th 2015 challenging the victory of Governor Aregbesola at the August 9th Governorship Election in the State for lacking in merit.