“We will appeal the ruling” – Adeleke rejects tribunal verdict
Embattled Osun State Governor, Ademola Adeleke, has reacted to the annulment of his victory by a tribunal ruling.
The Osun State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Osogbo on Friday, January 27 nullified the election of Ademola Adeleke as Osun governor.
In a split document of two to one, the tribunal declared that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) did not comply substantially with the Constitution and the provisions of the Electoral Act.
The tribunal led by Justice Terste Kume, therefore, instructed the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to withdraw the certificate of return issued to Adeleke and issue the same to Oyetola, who won a majority of the lawful votes.
Taking to his official Twitter page, Adeleke declared that the judgment of the governorship election petitions tribunal was “a miscarriage of justice” and reassured citizens he would do everything to get justice.
“I want to use this opportunity to call on our people to remain calm. We will appeal the judgement and we are sure justice will be done. Let everyone be reassured that we will do everything possible to retain this widely acclaimed mandate. God bless Osun!”