Hearing of the appeal filed by the gubernatorial candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, at the August 9 governorship election in Osun State, Senator Iyiola Omisore, has been fixed for Thursday by the Supreme Court.
According to the appeal notice issued by the apex court dated April 30, 2015, and dispatched to all the parties concerned, the court maintained that it would begin the hearing of the appeal by 9am tomorrow (Thursday).
It would be recalled that 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 on April 2 this year 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 of the Electoral Act, 2010, as amended.
The state election petition tribunal had earlier dismissed Omsiore’s petition on February 6 this year challenging the victory of Governor Aregbesola at the August 9 governorship election in the state for lacking in merit.
The Supreme Court notice indicated that the business of the day would begins with the adoption of the briefs of arguments earlier filed by the parties before the court.
Omisore and his party, the PDP, had filed 14 grounds of appeal and formulated nine issues for determination.
The first and second respondents, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola and the All Progressives Congress, APC, on their own raised avalanche of preliminary objections to the notice of appeal filed against the judgment of the Court of Appeal and as well filed their response to the appellant’s brief.
Aregbesola and his party did not stop at that, they further filed a cross-appeal against the aspect of the judgment of the Court of Appeal which admitted in evidence a document not tendered by the maker.

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