On Friday, the All Progressives Congress’ Adegboyega Oyetola’s petition against the victory of the Peoples Democratic Party’s Ademola Adeleke was heard by the Election Petitions Tribunal, who subsequently annulled the result of the July 16 Osun governorship poll. The majority decision, delivered by Justice Tetsea Kume, found that the Independent National Electoral Commission did not comply substantially with the constitution and the provisions of the Electoral Act.

As a result, Oyetola was declared the winner of the election, with a total of 314,921 votes, while Adeleke’s score was reduced to 290,266 due to over-voting observed.

The judge further ordered INEC to revoke Adeleke’s certificate of return and issue a new one to Oyetola, who had obtained the most legal votes. At the time of this report, a dissenting opinion from one of the judges is being read.
More information to come…

Source: Punch News

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