Tribunal Sacks Adeleke As Governor, Orders Withdrawal Of Certificate Of Returns

The Osun Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Osogbo, Osun State capital on Friday ordered that the certificate of returns given to the state governor, Senator Ademola Adeleke be withdrawn with immediate effect.

The Presiding Judge of the panel, Justice Tertsea Kume while reading the judgement in Osogbo, stated that the conduct of the election was not in compliance with the electoral act.

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



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