April 22, 2024

Tribunal nullifies Adeleke’s election, declares Oyetola Osun gov

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Tribunal nullifies Adeleke’s election, declares Oyetola Osun gov

The Election Petitions Tribunal hearing the All Progressives Congress’ Adegboyega Oyetola’s petition against the victory of the Peoples Democratic Party’s Ademola Adeleke has annulled the result of the July 16 Osun governorship poll.

Justice Tetsea Kume, while delivering a majority decision on Friday, 27 January 2023, declared that the Independent National Electoral Commission did not comply substantially with the constitution and the provisions of the Electoral Act.

He subsequently deducted the over-voting observed from the votes scored by the candidates and declared that Oyetola won the election, having polled 314, 921, while Adeleke’s score came down to 290, 266.

He directed INEC to withdraw Adeleke’s certificate of return and issue another one to Oyetola who won a majority of the lawful votes.

Meanwhile, a minority decision by one of the judges is being read as of the time of filing this report.

Details later…

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