The Osun Governorship Election Petition Tribunal has fixed Friday, January 27, 2023, for the delivery of judgement in the suit filed by the state former Governor, Gboyega Oyetola challenging the victory of the incumbent, Governor Ademola Adeleke in the governorship election in the state.
This was made known via the Secretary to the tribunal, David Mike, in a notice sent to all involved parties in the case on Tuesday, January 25, 2023.
Recall that the tribunal took final address of all parties involved in the case and reserved judgement at the last sitting held on January 13, 2023.
The three-man panel led by Justice Tertse Kume however after the final addresses of counsels to the plaintiff, the first respondent – the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), 2nd respondent – Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), and the third respondent – Governor Adeleke assured that, in no distance time,the Judgement would be delivered.
Oyetola and the APC had alleged that the result of the July 16, 2022, governorship election in the state had over-voting in 749 polling units.
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), PDP and Governor Ademola Adeleke, claimed that over-voting occurred in only six polling units.
The APC also challenged the eligibility of Adeleke claiming that he was purportedly awarded a degree barely 24 days after he acquired an equivalent of an O’level result.
The tribunal began sitting on September 26, 2022.