Tribunal’s Verdict: Protests in Osogbo as Adeleke Heads to A’Court; Oyetola Celebrates


*Sacked Osun governor: Annulment of my victory, a miscarriage of justice

Yinka Kolawole in Osogbo and Adedayo Akinwale in Abuja

A few minutes after Governor Ademola Adeleke’s victory at the July 16, 2022 Osun State gubernatorial poll was annulled by the Osun State Governorship Election Tribunal yesterday, his supporters trooped to the streets of Osogbo, the state’s capital in protest.

Also, the sacked Governor Adeleke, in a swift response, vowed to challenge the ruling at the Court of Appeal.
But the immediate past governor and All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate in the July 16 election, Adegboyega Oyetola, who was declared winner by the tribunal, and his supporters, began massive celebration immediately the verdict was announced.

The Tribunal, headed by Justice Tertsea Kume, ruled that the governorship election was marred by over-voting and deducted the number of over-voting presented by Adegboyega Oyetola of the APC from the votes of Adeleke of the…

Source: Thisday Newspaper