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Tribunal Chairman Disagrees To Judgement Declaring Adeleke Winner Of Osun Election

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The chairman of the Osun State Elections Petitions Tribunal in Abuja has delivered a dissenting judgement within the Osun State governorship election petition.

Justice Muhammed Ibrahim Sirajo on Friday dismissed the petition by the Peoples Democratic Get together (PDP) and its governorship candidate, Ademola Adeleke, which alleged that there was election non-compliance with the Electoral Act within the election.

Justice Sirajo dominated that the petitioners didn’t show the claims on the tribunal.

He additional dominated that the place it’s established that there’s non compliance, the tribunal doesn’t have “the powers to subtract the votes of the non compliance and declare a candidate winner.”

He added that underneath Part 140(3) of the Electoral Act, the place substantial non compliance is proved, the tribunal can solely order a supplementary or contemporary election.

The chairman nevertheless adviced INEC to solely adjust to the bulk choices concurrently delivered by Justices Peter Chudi Obiorah and Adegboye Ayinla Gbolagunte.

The primary judgment of the panel had invalidated the rerun election of September 27, 2018 which returned Governor Gboyega Oyetola as winner and withdrew the certificates of return issued to him by INEC.

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