Friday, March 22, 2019 has been etched in the history of Nigeria as the day an election petition tribunal ruled against the governorship victory of Gboyega Oyetola of Osun state and declared Ademola Adeleke as the duly elected.
The three-member panel declared that the Adeleke, the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), won the election conducted in 2018.
According to the tribunal, which gave its judgement in Abuja, the rerun election that held on September 27, 2018, was illegal.
The tribunal, therefore, deducted the votes scored by the APC’s Gboyega Oyetola as well as those scored by Adeleke at the rerun after declaring the supplementary election illegal.
The tribunal also ruled that the returning officer who cancelled the results had no power to do so.
Legit.ng earlier reported that the election tribunal judgment on Osun 2018 governorship election ruled in favour of Senator Ademola Adeleke.
The three-member bench of the tribunal led by Justice Ibrahim Sirajo delivered its judgment at the Federal High Court, Apo, Abuja on Friday, March 22.
It also reported that Nigerians including Governor Wike of Rivers state, Atiku Abubakar, Peter Obi, and Davido took to twitter to congratulate Adeleke and rejoice with him on his victory.
Atiku said: "Truly, the judiciary is the last hope of the common man and the defender of our democracy. Congratulations Sen Ademola Adeleke."
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Governor Wike said: Congratulations, Adeleke, on recovering your stolen mandate, little by little under rule of law, we shall recover all. Atiku is next in line! Osun people congratulations!!!!
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