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ADELEKE VS. INEC -A SUMMARY OF THE CASE AT THE TRIBUNAL

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MEMBERS OF THE TRIBUNAL

HON. JUSTICE MUHAMMED I. SIRAJO
HON. JUSTICE PETER C. OBIORAH
HON. JUSTICE ADEGBOYE A. GBOLAGUNTE


PETITION NO: EPT/05/GOV/1/2018


PARTIES :    

 

SENATOR ADEMOLA NURUDEEN ADELEKE

PEOPLES DEMOCRATIC PARTY (PDP)

AND

INDEPENDENT NATIONAL ELECTORAL COMMISSION (INEC)

ADEGBOYEGA ISIAKA OYETOLA

ALL PROGRESSIVE CONGRESS


1.0 FACTS:    An Election into the office of the Governor of the Osun State was conducted by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Saturday, the 22nd of September, 2018. Senator Ademola Nurudeen Adeleke (“1st Petitioner”) contested the Election under the platform of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (2nd Petitioner”) while Adegboyega Isiaka Oyetola (2nd Respondent”) contested the Election under the platform of the All Progressives Congress (3rd Respondent).  At the conclusion of the Election which was also contested by 46 (Forty-Six) other candidates, the 1st Petitioner scored 254,698 votes while 2nd Respondent scored 254,345 votes,  INEC thereafter declared the election inconclusive and ordered a supplementary election in seven(7) polling units. The supplementary election was held on Thursday, the 27th of September, 2018. From the combined results of the two elections held on the 22nd and 27th September, 2018, the 1st Petitioner scored 255,023 votes while the 2nd Respondent scored 255,505. INEC thereafter declared the 2nd Respondent winner of the election. The Petitioners being dissatisfied filed a petition challenging the declaration and return of the 2nd Respondent on the grounds that the 2nd Respondent was not duly elected by majority of the lawful votes cast at the elections and that there was substantial non-compliance with the provisions of the Electoral Act 2010 (as amended) and corrupt practices during the supplementary election.  

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