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BREAKING: Tribunal Declares Ademola Adeleke Winner Of Osun Governorship Election Nullifies Oyetola’s Victory

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Justice Peter Obi Read the ruling on behalf of a three-member panel of judges. He held that the returning officer of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had no powers to cancel the election in the seven polling units on September 22, 2018, which led to the rerun election on September 27, 2018.

The Osun State Governorship Election Tribunal has declared the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Senator Ademola Adeleke, as the winner of the 2018 governorship election.

On Friday, the tribunal which is at Abuja, federal capital territory voided the cancellation of elections in seven polling units in the state, therefore holding that Gboyega Oyetola, candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) was not validly elected.

The PDP and Senator Adeleke had approached the Tribunal to challenge the declaration of Adegboyega Oyetola of the APC as the winner of the September 22, 2018, election by the Independent National Electoral Commission INEC.

The tribunal also held that the Certificate of Return issued to Governor Oyetola of the APC be withdrawn and that a fresh one should be issued to Senator Adeleke of the PDP, having fulfilled the conditions of the law.

The judge also said that the petitioner (Adeleke) scored the lawful majority votes at the election while the rerun held in the seven cancelled units was null and void and of no electoral effect.

Reading the ruling on behalf of a three-member panel of judges, Justice Peter Obi held that the returning officer of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had no powers to cancel the election in the seven polling units on September 22, 2018, which led leading to the rerun election on September 27, 2018.

Presently, Senator Adeleke is the senator representing Osun West senatorial district in the National Assembly. According to the tribunal, He is the winner of the 2018 Osun gubernatorial election and duly elected governor of the state.

 

 

 

 

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