The Osun State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Osogbo has sacked Sen Ademola Adeleke as governor of the state.
The three-man tribunal in a split decison of two to one declared that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), should withdraw the Certificate of Return issued to Adeleke and issue the same to former Governor Adegboyega Oyetola.
The majority judgement which was read by the chairman of the panel, Justice Tertse Kume, said Oyetola scored the majority of the lawful votes.
While delivering the majority decision, Justice Kume declared that INEC did not comply substantially with the Constitution and the provisions of the Electoral Act.
He subsequently deducted the over-voting observed from the votes scored by the candidates and declared that Oyetola won the election, having scored 314,921 votes against Adeleke’s 290,266.
He directed INEC to withdraw Adeleke’s certificate of return and issued another one to Oyetola who won the majority of the lawful votes cast.
The minority judgement is currently being read.
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