December 4, 2023

Tribunal Sacks Adeleke, Declares Oyetola Lawful Winner of Osun Governorship Election

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.

Details later.

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