The Osun State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal in Abuja today declared Ademola Adeleke of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, winner of last year’s governorship election in Osun.
According to the Tribunal, the All Progressives Congress, APC, and its candidate, Gboyega Oyetola was not validly elected.
You will recall that INEC declared Gboyega Oyetola of APC as the winner on Osun State Governorship elections in September 2018.
The Osun State Governorship Election Petitions Tribunal sitting in Abuja has 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.
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