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Tribunal sacks Ademola Adeleke as Osun governor, orders INEC to withdraw his certificate of return

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The Osun State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Osogbo on Friday, January 27, 2023, has sacked Governor Ademola Adeleke as the duly elected governor of the state.


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

Recall that the All Progressives Congress and ex-Osun State Governor, Adegboyega Oyetola, were challenging the victory of the Peoples Democratic Party candidate at the July 16, 2022, governorship poll, Senator Ademola Adeleke, who was returned elected by the Independent National Electoral Commission.

Oyetola in 2018 became the governor of the state after defeating the incumbent governor Ademola Adeleke.

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