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Tribunal declares PDP’s Adeleke winner of Osun governorship election

Tribunal declares PDP’s Adeleke winner of Osun governorship election 1

Senator Ademola Adeleke of the PDP has been declared as the winner of the Osun State Governorship Election by Tribunal.

The tribunal further declared the September 27 rerun election in the state illegal.

The judgement was given on Friday by The three-man panel of the Tribunal.

The petition which was filed by Senator Ademola Adeleka, the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, against the All Progressives Congress, APC and its candidate, Gboyega Oyetola.

The Tribunal also ruled that PDP and Adeleke proved that it was the state Returning Officer who cancelled the results in 7 Polling Units, adding that the petitioners also proved that the Returning Officer has no power to cancel election results of a polling unit.

The Tribunal also deducted 2,029 votes from APC scores and 1,246 votes from PDP votes in 17 polling units where there was non compliance.

While delivering the judgement, the panel had a split decision. While two members (majority judgment) ruled in favour of PDP and Ademola; the chairman, Justice Ibrahim Sirajo (minority judgment), ruled in favour of APC and Oyetola.

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Written by Katumu Adasi

Katumu Adasi is blogger and digital marketer who use his leisure time on research, love to listen to good music

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