BREAKING: Osun Tribunal sacks Adeleke, declares Oyetola winner


By Aminu Kutama

The Election Petition Tribunal has declared the July 22 governorship election null and void.

The tribunal, in its judgment on Friday in Osogbo, directed the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to withdraw the certificate of return from Governor Ademola Adeleke and his deputy, Kola Adewusim of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

The panel led by Justice Terste Kume also directed that the certificate of return should be issued to Gboyega Oyetola of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

Justice Kume held that the governorship election was not held in compliance with the Electoral Act.

The tribunal held that the governorship election was characterized by over-voting. It said after deducting the excess votes, the figures Mr Oyetola polled at the election was 314, 921.
The tribunal, thus, ordered that Mr Oyetola should be returned as governor of Osun State.

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