Tribunal sacks Adeleke as Osun governor

Ogunsakin Mustapha
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Ademola Adeleke, Gov-Elect, Osun State

The Osun State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Osogbo, Osun State on Friday sacked Governor Ademola Adeleke on the basis that he did not scored majority of lawful votes cast during the July 16, 2022 governorship election.

The tribunal consisting of three judges in a split decision of two to one therefore declare former governor, Adegboyega Oyetola as the lawfully elected governor.

Also, 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

The minority judgement is still being read.

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