OSUN 2022: Tribunal Sacks Adeleke as Osun State Governor

OSUN 2022: Tribunal Sacks Adeleke as Osun State Governor

The Osun Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Osogbo, Osun State capital on Friday ordered that the certificate of returns given to the state governor, Senator Ademola Adeleke be withdrawn with immediate effect.

The Presiding Judge of the panel, Justice Tertsea Kume while reading the judgement in Osogbo, stated that the conduct of the election was not in compliance with the electoral act.

Justice Kume explained that there was overvoting in six polling units during the election and maintained that, after the deduction of valid votes vast from the over-voting at these polling units, Adegboyega Oyetola of the All Progressives Congress (APC) polled 314,941 while the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Ademola Adeleke polled 290,266.

He directed INEC to withdraw Adeleke’s certificate of return and issued 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 at the time of filing this report.


INEC Result July 2022: 

PDP 403, 371 votes

APC 373, 027 votes

Winner: PDP

Court January 2023

PDP 219, 666

APC, 314, 921

Winner: APC

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