- Osun State Election Petition Tribunal sacks Senator Ademola Adeleke as governor of Osun state.
- The decision was made by a three man panel with a majority vote of two to one on Friday, January 27th.
- INEC has been ordered to withdraw the Certificate of Return issued to Ademola Adeleke.
An Osun State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal has removed Senator Ademola Adeleke as Governor of the state.
Adeleke’s victory in the July 16, 2022, governorship election in Osun state was upturned by a three-man panel led by Justice Tertsea Kume on Friday, January 27.
This followed the admission of claims of over-voting in some polling units in the state. According to the tribunal, Adegboyega Oyetola, a former Governor of the state who was the All Progressives Congress candidate in the election, garnered 314,931 votes in the election against Adeleke’s 219,666 votes.
The majority judgement was split two to one. The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has now been ordered to withdraw the Certificate of Return issued to Adeleke be withdrawn and issue another to Adegboyega Oyetola.