Osun Tribunal Declares Senator Adeleke Winner Of 2018 Election


Senator Adeleke

The Osun State Governorship Election Petitions Tribunal sitting in Abuja has declared Ademola Adeleke of the Peoples Democratic Party as the winner of the 2018 governorship election in the state.

It held that the All Progressives Congress and its candidate, Gboyega Oyetola, were not validly returned.

According to the tribunal, the rerun of Osun governorship election on September 27, 2018 in seven polling units was illegal.

It stated the exercise was borne out of an illegal cancellation of results in the polling units during the September 22, 2018 original poll.

The Returning Officers who declared the results cancelled, according to the Tribunal, lacked the power to do it.

The Peoples Democratic Party and its governorship candidate, Ademola Adeleke, petitioned the tribunal to declare Adeleke the governor-elect having polled the highest lawful votes.

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