The Supreme Court has given judgment confirminh Mr. Seyi Makinde as winner of the March 9 governorship election in Oyo state.

The apex court today Wednesday, December 18, gave judgement on the appeal filed by Adebayo Adelabu, governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, against the victory of Seyi Makinde, candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, as winner of the March 9, 2019 election in Oyo State.

Adelabu had approached the court to challenge the appeal court ruling.

The appellate court had on Monday, 11th November after evaluating the evidences brought by Oyo APC and its candidate before the tribunal but was rejected, ruled that the status quo should be maintained. That was after the tribunal had affirmed the election of Makinde.

The Appeal court ruling threw both parties in the case into a state of confusion with each party claiming victory.

Arriving at its decision, the court allowed the appeal filed by Adelabu, against the sitting governor, Seyi Makinde, of the PDP.

The court of appellate jurisdiction also set aside the judgment delivered by the election petitions tribunal that upheld the election of Makinde as declared by the Independent National Electoral Commission.

The court also ordered that status quo before the tribunal’s judgment should remain, which is the return and declaration of Makinde as the winner of the March 9, 2019 governorship poll in Oyo State.