Osun Governorship Election: Tribunal to deliver judgment Jan. 27

Osun Governorship Election: Tribunal to deliver judgment Jan. 27

By Victor Adeoti, Osogbo.

 

The Osun State Election Petition Tribunal has fixed Jan. 27 for its judgment in the petition challenging Gov. Ademola Adeleke’s victory in the July 16, 2022, governorship election.

 

Former Gov. Gboyega Oyetola of the All Progressives Congress (APC) had challenged the victory of Gov. Adeleke of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the election.

 

This is contained in a notice of hearing dated Jan. 24, which was signed by the Secretary of the Tribunal, Mr David Mike, obtained by newsmen in Osogbo on Tuesday.

 

The hearing notice said that the judgment would be delivered by 9 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 27.

 

Recall that Justice Tertsea Kume, Chairman of the three-member tribunal, had on Jan. 14 reserved judgment for a later day, to be communicated to parties in the matter.

 

This was after the petitioner and respondents had adopted their final written addresses in Osogbo, the state capital.

 

Oyetola and the APC, had on Aug. 5, 2022, filed the petition before the tribunal in Osogbo challenging the election results from 749 polling units across 10 local government areas, alleging electoral malpractices, particularly over-voting.

 

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had declared Adeleke as the winner of the governorship election, having polled 403, 271 votes, against the 375, 027 votes polled by Oyetola.

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