Ademola Adeleke has lost her position as governor of the state thanks to the Osun Governorship Election Petition Tribunal.
Former Osun governor Gboyega Oyetola and the All Progressives Congress (APC) filed a lawsuit with the tribunal in August 2022 to contest Ademola Adeleke of the Peoples Democratic Party’s election victory (PDP).
Oyetola complained to the tribunal about a number of issues, including the overvoting that occurred in 749 polling places throughout the state’s 10 LGAs.
Additionally, Oyetola questioned Adeleke’s eligibility to run for office.
Two of a three-member panel of the tribunal that rendered a decision on Friday held that the petitioner had established that there had been overvoting in some of the polling places.
Tetsea Kume, who read the majority ruling, opined that INEC had not substantially complied with the electoral act’s rules and the constitution.
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Kume said that Oyetola had won the election with 314, 921 votes, defeating Adeleke’s 290, 266.
As the legitimately elected governor of Osun, he instructed INEC to revoke the certificate of return granted to Adeleke and issue a new one to Oyetola.
According to the court, Adeleke was qualified to challenge the poll.
- Tijani Pepper is a news reporter at Panel News, and gistreportar. He is a passionate journalist in Politics, Sports development and investigative journalism.
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