Osun election: See why Tribunal sacked Adeleke as governor
- The Election Tribunal in Osun state has removed Senator Ademola Adeleke as the governor of the state
- The decision of the court was contained in a judgement delivered on Friday, January 27, at the tribunal
- The court also ordered the INEC to withdraw the certificate of return earlier given to Adeleke and hand it to Adegboyega Oyetola of the APC
The Osun State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Osogbo has kicked out Ademola Adeleke as the state’s duly elected governor.
Vanguard reports that the tribunal, in a split document of two to one ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to withdraw the Certificate of Return given to Adeleke and issue a Certificate of Return to former Governor Adegboyega Oyetola.
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The majority judgment which was read by the Chairman, Justice Tertse Kume said Oyetola scored the majority lawful votes of 314,931 against Adeleke’s 219,666.
However, the tribunal in its ruling said that Ademola Adeleke was eligible and qualified to contest the July 16 governorship election, PM News reports.
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Shortly before the judgement was delivered security operatives armed to the teeth had been deployed to the court
It was gathered that there was a heavy presence of security officers across strategic locations in Osogbo, Osun state’s capital city, in preparation for the court’s decision in order to contain any power tussle that may arise between the past governor Adegbeyoga Oyetola and his successor, Ademola Adeleke.
Former governor Oyetola had filed a petition challenging the emergence of Adeleke, a former senator and member of the People’s Democratic Party as the governor of Osun state in the 2022 gubernatorial election.
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Meanwhile, fresh revelations have emerged over the ongoing election tribunal proceedings in Osun state.
The incumbent governor, Ademola Adeleke has accused his predecessor, Gboyega Oyetola of trying to buy over the jury.
He had, however, expressed optimism that the people’s mandate will stand and prevail at the end of the day.