The Independent National Electoral Commission declared the candidate of the All Progressives Congress , Gboyega Oyetola, as the Governor-elect of Osun State. The rerun of the Osun State governorship election was held in seven polling units across four council areas on Thursday with the candidate of the All Progressives Congress , Gboyega Oyetola, beating the Peoples Democratic Party candidate, Ademola Adeleke.
The returning officer , Prof . Joseph Fuwape , declared that the APC candidate, Oyetola, won the governorship election by scoring a total number of 255, 505 votes while Adeleke of the PDP polled 255, 023 votes .
This was , however , met with protests by Adeleke and PDP members in the state.
The case was taken to tribunal by the Peoples Democratic Party and election petition tribunal sitting in Abuja declared Senator Ademola Adeleke of the PDP, winner of the Osun governorship election which held on Saturday, September 22, 2018 canceling the results of 17 polling units, deducting 2,227 votes from the APC and 1,246 votes from the PDP.
The tribunal also ruled against the APC and INEC on non-recording of votes. At the end of proceedings, the tribunal established that the rerun election was unlawful.
The case took another twist as Justice Othman Musa annulled Adeleke’s emergence as the flagbearer of the PDP in the state on the grounds that he did not have the required educational qualification.
According to the judge, this is a violation of Section 177 of the 1999 Constitution as amended, which states that candidates contesting for governorship positions should have secondary school qualification.
Wahab Raheem and Adam Habeeb, two members of the All Progressives Congress (APC), had filed a suit seeking Adeleke’s disqualification from the contest.
While The Osun State Governor, Adegboyega Oyetola, has appealed against the judgment of the state ’ s Governorship Election Petition Tribunal which nullified his election and declared his main rival as the one validly elected as governor.
As the people of Osun state are watching the events as it unfolds, our correspondence reach out to youths in the state on social media to give the judgment if they are the judge in the court of appeal.
here are the peoples reaction, whats your own view on the case ?