Tribunal Declares Adeleke of PDP Winner of Osun Governor Election

The Osun State Governorship Election Petitions Tribunal sitting in Abuja, on Friday, March 22, 2019, declared Senator Ademola Adeleke of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, 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.
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, PDP, and its governorship candidate, Ademola Adeleke, in the election had filed the petition, requesting the Tribunal to declare that Adeleke polled the highest lawful votes and be declared the winner.
It was noted that the Returning Officer ought not to have cancelled the result from seven polling units.
Chairman of the Tribunal held that the Certificate of Return issued to Adegboyega Oyetola is hereby withdrawn.

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