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Adeleke Is Osun State Governor, Osun Tribunal Rules


The Osun State Governorship Election Petitions Tribunal sitting in Abuja has declared as illegal the September 27, 2018 supplementary governorship election held in seven polling units as illegal.

The tribunal held that the supplementary election was a product of an illegal cancellation of the results in the seven polling units during the September 22, 2018 main election.

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It ruled that the Returning Officer who cancelled the results had no power to do so.

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The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its governorship candidate, Ademola Adeleke, in the election had filed the petition urging the tribunal to declare that Adeleke polled the highest lawful votes and be declared the winner.

The Tribunal in its judgement therefore declared Ademola Adeleke the authentic winner of the election.


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