2019 Elections: APC and Oyetola vows to challenge tribunal’s judgment that declared Sen. Ademola Adeleke as winner of Osun governorship election

The Osun State chapter of the All Progressives Congress, APC, has vowed to challenge the tribunal judgment that declared Sen. Ademola Adeleke of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) winner of the September 2018 governorship election in the state.

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The Osun State chapter of the All Progressives Congress, APC, has vowed to challenge the tribunal judgment that declared Sen. Ademola Adeleke of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) winner of the September 2018 governorship election in the state.

Mr. Kunle Oyatomi, the APC Director of Publicity, Research and Strategy, declared that the judgement won’t stand superior legal scrutiny.

In a statement issued in Osogbo, the state capital, Oyatomi said: “We are going to appeal the judgment.

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“The verdict cannot stand superior legal scrutiny. Therefore we will appeal against it.”

The Osun State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Abuja had on Friday declared Adeleke winner.

The three-member panel said during its ruling that the rerun election that held on Sept. 27, 2018, was illegal.

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The tribunal said Adeleke won the election at the first ballot on Sept. 22 and the rerun that INEC devised to reach a final conclusion a week later was illegal.

“The declaration of Oyetola is null and void,” the tribunal ruled in a majority decision with one member dissenting.

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