Breaking News: Tribunal Overturns Ademola Adeleke’s Osun Victory
The Osun State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal, situated in Osogbo, has thrown out the victory results of Governor Ademola Adeleke’s election on July 16, 2022.
The win of Adeleke of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) was challenged by Adegboyega Oyetola of the All Progressives Congress (APC) on the basis of overvoting and certificate fraud.
All documents submitted by the petitioner (Oyetola) were found to be genuine and lawful by the tribunal, which was presided over by Justice Tertsea Kume, and Adeleke’s plea to have them rejected was denied.
Additionally, it was decided that Governor Ademola Adeleke meets the academic requirements to run for governor of Osun.
The tribunal concluded that there was evidence of overvoting in the July 16 guber election although noting that the APC’s claim of overvoting was insufficient.
“After deducting invalid votes due to overvoting, Adegboyega Oyetola scored 314, 931 while Governor Ademola Adeleke scored 290, 666,” the Tribunal held.
As a result, the tribunal decided that Ademola Adeleke’s election as governor was invalid.
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) must revoke Adeleke’s certificate of return in order to comply with the court decision.