BREAKING: Tribunal declares Ademola Adeleke of PDP winner of Osun gov election

The Osun State Governorship Election Petitions Tribunal sitting in Abuja has declared Senator Ademola Adeleke of the People’s Democratic Party winner of the governorship election in the state.

It also declared as illegal the September 27, 2018 supplementary governorship election held in seven polling units as illegal.

The tribunal held that the supplementary election was a product of an illegal cancellation of the results in the seven polling units during the September 22, 2018 main election.

It ruled that the Returning Officer who cancelled the results had no power to do so.

The Peoples Democratic Party and its governorship candidate, Ademola Adeleke, in the election had filed the petition urging the tribunal to declare that Adeleke polled the highest lawful votes and be declared the winner.

The returning officer ought not to have cancelled the result from 7 polling unit.

The chairman of the Tribunal held that the certificate of return issued to Adegboyega Oyetola is hereby withdrawn.

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