Osun Tribunal Declares Senator Adeleke Winner Of 2018 Election
The PDP candidate for the Osun governorship election Ademola Adeleke

The Osun State Governorship Election Petitions Tribunal sitting in Abuja has declared Ademola Adeleke of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as the winner of the 2018 governorship election in the state.

It held that the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Gboyega Oyetola, was not validly returned by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

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According to the tribunal, the supplementary governorship elections of 27 September, 2018, held in seven polling units were illegal.

It stated that the exercise was borne out of an illegal cancellation of results in the polling units during the September 22, 2018 original poll.

The Returning Officers who declared the results cancelled, according to the Tribunal, lacked the power to do so.

The Peoples Democratic Party and its governorship candidate, Adeleke, petitioned the tribunal to declare Adeleke the governor-elect because, according to them, the party polled the highest lawful votes.