The Osun State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Osogbo, the Osun State capital, has upturned the victory of Governor Ademola Adeleke at the July 16th, 2022 governorship polls. The three-man panel, led by Justice Tertsea Kume, gave this judgment today
The tribunal in a split document of two to one declared that the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, should withdraw the Certificate of Return issued to Adeleke and issue the same to former Governor Adegboyega Oyetola
The majority judgement which was read by the Chairman, Justice Tertse Kume said Oyetola scored the majority lawful votes of 314,931 against Adeleke’s 219,666
The minority judgement is ongoing
Before the verdict, Judge had ordered for more security as the atmosphere of the court has changed for the judgement time
The conduct of the 1st Respondent amounts to tampering with official documents.