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Breaking News - Election Tribunal Declares PDP Candidate, Ademola Adeleke Winner Of Osun Governorship Election


Finally, the Osun state governorship election petition tribunal has declared Ademola Adeleke, governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as winner of the Osun state governorship election.


At its sitting in Abuja on Friday, it held that the rerun election conducted in the state after the initial poll was illegal. The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had announced Gboyega Oyetola as winner of the September 2018 election after the rerun.


But the PDP and Adeleke filed a petition at the tribunal challenging Oyetola’s victory. A three-man panel of the tribunal led by Ibrahim Sirajo, a judge, held that Oyetola was not validly returned as the winner of the election.


However, the current Osun State government have issued a press release following the judgement of the teibunal. Below is the press statement.


PRESS RELEASE

The Government of the State of Osun wishes to appreciate the teeming support of the majority of the people in all things essential for mutual progress. As it is, the administration of His Excellency, Mr. Adegboyega Oyetola, Governor, State of Osun wishes to assure the people that the judgment of the Election Tribunal has been put on appeal.

This is to further assure all the residents of the State of adequate security of lives and properties, as the Government of the State is still the only legitimate Government having the authority to govern the State.

We assure all our people that justice will prevail at last, and the law enforcement agencies have been instructed to maintain law and order across the State.

We therefore urge all the residents of the State to go about their lawful duties without any hindrance.

We thank you.

Signed

Mr. Wole Oyebamiji

Secretary to the State Government of Osun

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