Osun Governorship Tribunal Fixes Date To Give Final Judgement

Osun Governorship Tribunal Fixes Date To Give Final Judgement

A date has been set by the Osun Governorship Election Petition Tribunal to deliver final judgement.

The Tribunal announced Friday, January 27, 2023, for delivery of judgment in the appeal filed by former Osun governor, Adegboyega Oyetola.

The announcement, contained in a court paper dated, January 24, 2023, and signed by the tribunal secretariat, was obtained by DAILY POST on Tuesday in Osogbo.

Oyetola of the All Progressives Congress, APC, had challenged the victory of Ademola Adeleke of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in the July 16, 2022 governorship election in the state.

INEC had declared Adeleke the winner of the election, having polled 403, 271 votes against 375,027 polled by Oyetola.

Oyetola and the Osun APC, had on August 5, 2022, petitioned the tribunal against the outcome of the election conducted by INEC.

Oyetola and the APC were challenging the election results from 749 polling units across 10 local government areas of the state for various alleged electoral malpractice, especially over-voting.

The local governments challenged were from the Osun West senatorial district of the state.