The Osun State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Osogbo has declared candidate of All Progressives Congress (APC) , Governor Gboyega Oyetola as the duly elected governor of the state.
On July 17, the Independent National Electoral Commission(INEC) declared the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party(PDP), Adeleke as the winner of keenyl contested election
But on Friday, the tribunal headed by the Chairman, Justice Tertse Kume said Oyetola said Oyetola scored the majority lawful votes of 314,931 against Adeleke’s 219,666.
The Justice Tetse Kume-led panel in its judgement on Friday said there was overvoting on the examination of BVAS manipulation.
The tribunal declared that the electoral body, INEC should withdraw the Certificate of Return issued to Adeleke and issue same to Oyetola
In August 2022, Oyetola, a former Osun governor, and the APC petitioned the tribunal to challenge the election victory of Adeleke.
Among several issues, Oyetola contended that there was overvoting in 749 polling units across 10 local government areas of the state.