The Court of Appeal sitting in Ado Ekiti has upheld the decision of the Ekiti State High Court, which nullified the selection and appointment of Owa of Odo Ayedun Ekiti, Oba Ilesanmi Ajibade.

The court in a unanimous decision on Monday evening in Ado-Ekiti, held that Ekiti State Government was wrong to have cancelled the first selection process and ordered for a fresh one, saying it has no absolute power in law to do so.

Justice Dawodu-Williams, who resolved all the issues formulated for determination in the case against the appellant and in favour of the respondent, Prince Adekunle, affirmed the judgement earlier delivered by Justice Adelodun of the High Court sitting in Ikole-Ekiti on the tussle.

The court further held that there was no evidence before it to show that the selection process that produced the claimant was marred by violence, as alleged by the appellant,thereby dismissing the appeal for lack of merit.

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