An Akure Federal Court of Appeal has laid to rest the controversy over the eligibility of Senator Ademola Adeleke to contest the Osun governorship election as it reaffirmed his qualification.
The Court at the weekend dismissed an appeal against the judgement of Osogbo High court which had confirmed the eligibility of Sen. Adeleke to contest for the governorship of Osun state.
The Osogbo High Court had ruled Adeleke qualified to run for the governorship having been educated up to secondary school level.
The petitioners however appealed against the ruling, insisting that the Senator was not qualified and therefore Dr Akin Ogunbiyi who was the second runner up at the governorship primary should be declared the winner of the primary.
The Akure Appeal court in its ruling dismissed the appeal on three grounds, affirming the judgement of the lower court that confirmed the eligibility of Senator Adeleke.
The first ground was that the court had no jurisdiction to hear the case.
The second was that the petitioner had no locus standi to file the case and third was that the matter was brought to court outside the stipulated 14 days after the conduct of the primary.