A lawyer, Festus Ogun, on Friday disclosed that the sacked governor of Osun State, Ademola Adeleke, would remain in office pending appeal of the Tribunal judgement that upturned his election as governor on Friday.
Ogun disclosed this in a tweet posted to his Twitter page Friday evening.
He wrote, “Notwithstanding the decision of the Tribunal, S. 138 of the Electoral Act, 2022 provides that Adeleke shall remain in office for the period of 21 days within which he’s entitled to file an appeal against the judgement of the Tribunal.”
He added, “If he chooses not to appeal, then he’s mandated to leave office after 21 days. However, where he files an appeal against the decision, he shall remain in office pending the determination of the appeal and shall enjoy all the benefits that accrue to the office.”