The Osun State Election Petition Tribunal has declared rerun election conducted by Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for Osun Governorship election illegal.
The three-member panel said during its ruling that the rerun election that held on Sept. 27, 2018, was illegal.
The tribunal, therefore, deducted the votes scored by the APC candidate, Gboyega Oyetola, in the rerun after declaring the rerun illegal.
The tribunal said Adeleke won the election at the first ballot on Sept. 22 and the rerun that INEC devised to reach a final conclusion a week later was illegal.
“The declaration of Oyetola is null and void,” the tribunal ruled in a majority decision with one member dissenting.
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