Osun Residents Protest against Tribunal Verdict, Petition NJC


Udora Orizu in Abuja

Residents of Osun State Thursday took their continued protest to Abuja, against the judgment of the governorship election petition tribunal, which sacked Governor Ademola Adeleke as the winner of the July 16 gubernatorial poll.

The tribunal, headed by Justice Terste Kume, sacked Adeleke of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and declared Gboyega Oyetola of the All Progressives Congress (APC) as the winner of the poll.

After the judgment was delivered, residents of the state and members of PDP had trooped out en masse to vent their anger against the judgment, accusing the tribunal of injustice.

Armed with placards with various inscriptions such as ‘No to Buga judgement’, ‘The people of Osun demand justice’, ‘Justice Kume is biased’, and ‘Kume out to kill Electoral Act’, among others, said referencing personal life of the governor was not in tandem with the judiciary ethics.

Speaking to journalists shortly after submitting a petition to the…

Source: Thisday Newspaper