These are the best of times for Senator Ademola Adeleke, gubernatorial candidate
of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2018 governorship election in Osun
State as the State Governorship Election Petitions Tribunal in Abuja has declared
him as winner.
It stated that the All Progressives
Congress (APC) and its candidate, Mr.
Gboyega Oyetola, were not validly
Justice Peter Obiora, who read the lead judgement, voided the supplementary election held on September 27, 2018 on the ground that the state returning officer has no power to have cancelled election in seven polling units in four Local Government and order a rerun.
The tribunal, in the majority judgment,
also cancelled results from 17 polling units on grounds of substantial
non-compliance with Electoral Act.