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Tribunal Sacks Ademola Adeleke As Osun Governor

The Osun State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Osogbo, has sacked Governor Ademola Adeleke as the duly elected governor of the state.

The tribunal in a split document of two to one declared that the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, should withdraw the Certificate of Return issued to Adeleke and issue the same to former Governor Adegboyega Oyetola

The majority judgement which was read by the Chairman, Justice Tertse Kume said Oyetola scored the majority lawful votes of 314,931 against Adeleke’s 219,666.

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

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