Nigerians have reacted to the judgment of the Osun State Governorship Election Petitions Tribunal which declared Ademola Adeleke of the Peoples Democratic Party as the winner of the 2018 election in the state.
According to the tribunal, the rerun of the election on September 27, 2018, in seven polling units was illegal.
It stated the exercise was borne out of an illegal cancellation of results in the polling units during the September 22, 2018, original poll.
The Returning Officer who declared the results cancelled, according to the tribunal, lacked the power to do it.
Reacting to the development on Twitter, some Nigerians hailed the judgment and congratulated Adeleke on his victory while others mocked the PDP candidate.
Below are some comments on Twitter as captured by Concise News:
Gov-Elect Nurudeen Ademola Adeleke of PDP and Osun State.
I told you guys we won that election.
On to the next: no time. https://t.co/DaNQMemfDr
— Demola Olarewaju (@DemolaRewaju) March 22, 2019
— Somto Onuchukwu (@chosensomto) March 22, 2019
THE LIGHT WILL ALWAYS REIGNS OVER DARKNESS…
CONGRATS TO SENATOR ADEMOLA ADELEKE OF PDP…
PDP POWER !!!!!!!!
— 🇳🇬Lewis Cole D'prince🌈 (@LewisOluwafemi) March 22, 2019
As much as Adeleke seem very unworthy of that position, I am ultimately glad that the court system still works and the right thing was done.
— Ayisat Bìmpé Agbàjé (@ayisatagbaje) March 22, 2019
Senator Ademola Adeleke reclaims mandate via Election Tribunal!
We told you the election was a sham!
Sebi Atiku too has gone to court abi? #AtikuTooIsComing
— 🇨🇦 the LEGEND 🇳🇬 (@TobinoGaga) March 22, 2019
I reserve my comments until the Appeal Court and Supreme Court uphold the judgement of the Election Tribunal…In Nigeria, anything is possible. But, before that, I must congratulate Senator Ademola Adeleke for his deserved victory at Election Tribunal.
— Pius Adesanmi lived! (@Zaid87905277) March 22, 2019
Victory for @IsiakaAdeleke1 in Adeleke v. Oyetola case — see 10.
We predicted it in February, but for elements of 'force human' such as voters suppression and unashamed rigging, 9, 11 would be a goal, but who knows, the courts can still make 1 possible.https://t.co/1wpYplv2bj https://t.co/k76V1fGrg0
— #DigitalRights (@timithelaw) March 22, 2019
I’m so happy for the Adeleke’s 😊 & the Osun people this is actually good for Nigeria’s Democracy, don’t accept to be pushed aside, as a victim of political corruption…spend your money go to court, get legal backing ….Win.
— Adé 🕊 (@DaflowABIOYE) March 22, 2019
The court should jail Oyetola, I think it will serve as deterrent to others who may want to rig election in future. Aregbesola also should be jailed for aiding the rigging of Osun state election.
Congrats to Senator Adeleke and the people of Osun.
— MideMrPossible 🇺🇸🇳🇬 (@MideMrPossible) March 22, 2019
The judiciary system should be guided jealously.
Congratulations to Sen. Adeleke and the good people of osun state.
Imole ti de si #Osun
Imole n bo ni @AsoRock
— Fash Nelson (@fashnelson) March 22, 2019
I can’t wait for Adeleke to be removed by another court if he actually forged his WASSCE result.
— Damilare Omo Osun (@olanrewaju_sd) March 22, 2019
Wow! Tribunal declares Adeleke winner of Osun election. Can't wait for his dance today. He will break Guinness World Record😁 #OsunTribunalJudgement
— John Paul (@akinduro) March 22, 2019
Victory for Democracy: Osun Tribunal has declared the dancing senator of PDP, Ademola Adeleke the winner of Osun State Governorship election.
Davido's hardwork of massive publicity for his uncle finally paid off.
— Wale Adetona (@iSlimfit) March 22, 2019
Osun sounds like congratulations to democracy!
The people's hopes and aspirations of the people tilts on our collective humanity.
Congratulations Osun State, Congratulations @iam_Davido, Congratulations Senator Nurudeen Ademola Adeleke, Congratulations @OfficialPDPNig.
— King Father | Duke of Abuja (@kingfather12) March 22, 2019
Congratulations to sen Ademola Adeleke .. Nigerians in Ukraine stand with you especially the PDP family in Kharkov Ukraine wish you well sir @IsiakaAdeleke1 .. PDP .. power to the people …@renoomokri @dino_melaye @channelstv @officialKolaO @abati1990
— Eromosel Romeo (@EromoseleRomeo) March 22, 2019
Sen. Adeleke has been declared the winner of the election. Shame on @inecnigeria
Tell me how people should have trust in this rigged, fraudulent, crappy, nonsense organization called @inecnigeria. They dragged our democracy backwards and destroyed the sweat of Prof. Jega.
— Oluwatobi Oke (@okextraa) March 22, 2019
Breaking News! The Osun State Gubernatorial Election Tribunal has declared the @OfficialPDPNig Guber Candidate, Senator Ademola Adeleke, winner of the Election…Says, Supplementary Election, not known to law @iam_Davido @IsiakaAdeleke1 pic.twitter.com/fJkAoF49Mo
— Official PDP Nigeria (@OfficialPDPNig) March 22, 2019