Why Osun Tribunal Sacked Ademola Adeleke As Governor

Osun State Governor, Ademola Adeleke, during his swearing-in in Osogbo.

Ademola Adeleke has been fired as governor of Osun State, and Gboyega has been declared the winner of the governorship election.

The tribunal overturned Adeleke’s election as the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) candidate and declared that Oyetola, the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate seeking a second term in office, had won the July 16 Osun governorship election.

In a majority decision, Justice Tetsea Kume stated that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) did not comply substantially with the Constitution and the provisions of the Electoral Act.

He then subtracted the observed over-voting from the votes cast for the candidates and declared that Oyetola had won the election with 314, 921 votes, while Adeleke received 290, 266.

The judge ordered INEC to withdraw Adeleke’s certificate of return and issue a new one to Oyetola, who received a majority of valid votes.

At the time of filing this report, the judges’ decision is being read.

On July 17, INEC declared PDP candidate Adeleke the winner of the governorship election in Osun State.


In the Osun State governorship election, the PDP candidate won 17 of the 30 Local Government Areas (LGAs).

According to the results announced by INEC on Sunday morning, APC candidate Oyetola won in the remaining 13 LGAs.

Oyetola of the APC received 375,027 votes, while Adeleke of the PDP received 403,371 votes.

Adeleke, a former senator and the younger brother of the state’s first governor, Isiaka Adeleke, defeated Oyetola by 44,426 votes.

Meanwhile, there were 13 other candidates that took part in the election including Akin Ogunbiyi of the Accord Party, Goke Omigbodun of the Social Democratic Party, and the former deputy speaker of the House of Representatives, Lasun Yusuf, who contested under the platform of Labour Party.


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