Osun PDP Ticket: Adeleke Clears Further Legal Hurddle as Appeal Court Confirms Expiration of Interim Order

Senator Ademola Adeleke has consolidated his candidacy as the governorship candidate of the People’s Democratic Party(PDP) as Court of Appeal today confirmed expiration of Interim order.

The Appeal Court sitting on the application ex-parte for substituted service and for discharge of interim orders of Aderibigbe J., directed that the prayer for discharge of the interim orders be withdrawn same having expired automatically as there was nothing to discharge, the Court however granted the prayer for substituted service of the appeal processes on the Respondents through publication in the Punch Newspaper. The hearing of the appeal has been fixed for 31st March, 2022. In the Appeal brought by the Appellants’ Counsel Hashim Abioye Esq., leading Dr. Kehinde Kolawole Esq., the appellate court observed that there is no need to apply for the vacation of an interim order as it automatically lapses at the end of seven days unless renewed.

The Court holds that there is nothing to vacate as the said order issued by Justice Aderibigbe had ceased to exist after seven days especially as it was not renewed.

The Court remarked that any lawyer who insisted an interim order has indefinite life span should be reported to the Legal Practitioners Disciplinary Committee.

As part of the proceedings, the judge further directed that appeal court processes should be served on lawyers to Dotun Babayemi through publication in the Punch Newspaper.

The proceeding at the Appeal Court today further confirmed that neither the PDP nor the electoral commission is barred from recognising and processing Ademola Adeleke as the governorship candidate of PDP in Osun state.

While we congratulate the Peoples Democratic Party, Osun State Chapter and her candidate for the 2022 Osun Governorship election, Senator Ademola Adeleke, we commend and appreciate the erudite Justices of the appellate court for stemming the tide of reckless and fraudulent interim orders.

Mallam Olawale Rasheed,
Director, Media and Strategy,
Ademola Adeleke Campaign Organisation

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