Just in: Oyetola Defeats Adeleke In Supreme Court
Nigeria’s Supreme Court has given final judgment on the 2018 governorship election held in Osun State.
Presiding over the case, justice Rhodes Vivour gave the final judgment today, 5th July 2019.
He affirmed the victory of Oyetola and nullified tribunal judgment that declared Adeleke the winner of the governorship election in Osun State.
The full result of the election was revealed after the rerun was conducted in four local governments. The vote had been canceled.
Gboyega Oyetola of the APC was declared the winner by INEC returning officer, Prof. Joseph Fuwape on the 27th September 2018,
But the election tribunal sitting in Abuja overturned the result on 22nd March 2019.
Declaring Sen. Adeleke of the PDP, the winner, by justice Ibrahim Sirajo.
The results were annulled in 17 polling units by the election petition tribunal.
The Tribunal ruled that the rerun election was unlawful.
However, the election tribunal judgment was challenged by Oyetola at the court of appeal, defeating Adeleke.
Oyetola Defeats Adeleke
Adeleke challenged it at the Supreme court, which the judgment was given today.
The judgment was unanimously delivered at the supreme court by 5 out of 7 justices.