The result of the July 16 Osun governorship election was thrown out by the Election Petitions Tribunal on Friday after hearing Adegboyega Oyetola of the All Progressives Congress’ case challenging Ademola Adeleke’s victory.
The Independent National Electoral Commission did not substantially comply with the terms of the Electoral Act, according to Justice Tetsea Kume’s majority ruling.
He then subtracted the observed overvoting from the votes received by the candidates, declaring Oyetola the victor with a total of 314, 921 votes to Adeleke’s 290, 266.
Having secured the majority of the valid votes, he instructed INEC to revoke Adeleke’s certificate of return and issue a new one to Oyetola.
As of the time this report was filed, one of the judges was reading a minority decision.
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