TRIBUNAL DECLARES ADELKE WINNER OF OSUN GOVERNORSHIP ELECTION

TRIBUNAL DECLARES ADELKE WINNER OF OSUN GOVERNORSHIP ELECTION

Election Petition Tribunal on Osun governorship polls has declared senator Ademola Adeleke of the Peoples Democratic Party winner of the Osun state governorship election.

The tribunal sitting in Abuja on Friday, nullified the cancellation of elections in seven polling units in the state, therefore holding that Gboyega Oyetola, candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) was not validly returned.

Reading the ruling on behalf of a three-member panel of judges, Justice Peter Obi held that the returning officer of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had no powers to cancel the election in the seven polling units on September 22, 2018, which led to the rerun election on September 27, 2018.

Chinwe Ugele

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