The Osun State election tribunal has declared Senator Ademola Adeleke (PDP) the winner of the Osun 2018 Governorship Election.
It made the declaration after ruling that the September 27, 2018 supplementary election was illegal.
The APC has said it will challenge the ruling at the Court of Appeal
The tribunal had voided the cancellation of election in seven polling units in the election.
In the ruling read on behalf of a three-member panel of judges by Justice Peter Obi, the tribunal held that the returning officer of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had no powers to cancel the election in the seven polling units on September 22, 2018 leading to the rerun election on September 27, 2018, adding that he acted “ultra vires his powers.”
Ademola Adeleke of the PDP had 254,698 votes against Gboyega Oyetola of the APC with 254,345 votes before the election was declared inconclusive.
The tribunal established that INEC mutilated form EC8As.
The tribunal cancelled the result of 17 polling units thereby deducting 2029 from APC votes and 1246 votes from PDP votes. The deductions then put PDP in the lead.