BREAKING NEWS: Appeal Court Delivers Judgement On Osun State Gubernatorial Poll |The Republican News

The court of appeal sitting in Abuja has just overturned the ruling of the tribunal which had declared Senator Adeleke as Governor Elect.

The candidate of the APC, Oyetola had approached the appellate court challenging the ruling of the tribunal which declared the candidate of the PDP winner of the Osun Gubernatorial poll conducted in September 2018.

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Osun Gubernatorial Re-run Poll Illegal, Tribunal Declares |The Republican News

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Ade Adesomoju, Abuja


The Osun State Governorship Election Petitions Tribunal sitting in Abuja has declared as illegal the September 27, 2018 supplementary governorship election held in seven polling units as illegal.

The tribunal held that the supplementary election was a product of an illegal cancellation of the results in the seven polling units during the September 22, 2018 main election.

It ruled that the Returning Officer who cancelled the results had no power to do so.

The Peoples Democratic Party and its governorship candidate, Ademola Adeleke, in the election had filed the petition urging the tribunal to declare that Adeleke polled the highest lawful votes and be declared the winner.    (Punch)


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BREAKING: Tribunal Declares Ademola Adeleke Of PDP Winner Of Osun Guber Poll |RN

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Exam Malpractices: Buhari’s Gov’t Brings Charges Against Adeleke, 4 Others |RN

The Federal Government has charged Senator Ademola Adeleke (Osun West) and four others before the Federal High Court, Abuja, for allegedly engaging in examination malpractices.

Adeleke and others were accused in a four-count charge filed in the name of the Inspector General of Police (IGP) of fraudulently, through personation, registering as students of Ojo-Aro Community Grammar School, Ojo-Aro, Osun State to enable them sit for the National Examination Council (NECO) examination of June/July 2017.

Named with Adeleke, in the charge marked: FHC/ ABJ/CR/156/2018, are: Sikiru Adeleke, Alhaji Aregbesola Mufutau (the school principal), Gbadamosi Thomas Ojo (school Registrar) and Dare Samuel Olutope (teacher).

They will be arraigned before Justice I. E. Ekwo on October 31. Four weeks ago, the police declared Adeleke wanted over the offence and had asked him to report in the office of the Special Investigation Panel for prosecution.

President Muhammadu Buhari overruled the police because it was few days to the governorship election on September 22.

The police had earlier stated that on July 21, 2017, Osun State Police Intelligence Bureau (SIB) received and acted on an actionable intelligence about an ongoing examination malpractice involving senator Ademola Adeleke and Sikiru Adeleke at OJO/Aro Community Grammar School in Osun state. “When the police operative arrived at the school, only Sikiru Adeleke was found seated for the examination while senator Ademola Adeleke’s seat was vacant and was suspected to have escaped before the arrival of the Police operatives.

“Further investigation revealed that both senator Ademola Adeleke and his brother, Sikiru, registered and were sitting for the NECO 2017 as internal candidates impersonating students of the school, at the ages of 57 and 42, respectively. This crime was facilitated by the principal of the school, and two other members of staff of the school for which they are under investigation and being charged to court.  (The Sun)

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INEC Declares APC Candidate, Oyetola Winner Of Osun Rerun |The Republican News

Osun State INEC Resident Commissioner Segun Agbaje remarked that the Commission would improve in all the processes of the election

Clement Adeyi, Osogbo

Gboyega Oyetola of the APC has been declared winner of the Osun governorship election by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

He was declared governor-elect at exactly 01.20 a.m. Friday by INEC returning officer Professor Joseph Fowape after polling 255,505 votes, with Ademola Adeleke of the PDP coming second with 255,023 votes.

SDP candidate, Iyiola Omisore came a distant third with 128,053 votes.

Osun State INEC Resident Commissioner Segun Agbaje remarked that the Commission would improve in all the processes of the election, including security and other logistics to maintain its integrity and commitment to duties in subsequent polls.


Oshogbo ward 5, unit 17: Registered voters: 884

Accredited voters: 473

APC: 299 PDP: 165

Valid votes: 467

Votes cast: 473


Orolu LGA

Accredited voters: 419

APC: 280

PDP: 122

Valid votes: 411

Rejected votes: 8


Ife South Polling units 10 and 12

Registered voters: 1314

Accredited voters: 515

APC 455

PDP 36

Total votes cast: 515

Rejected: 13


Ife North

Registered voters: 353

Accredited voters: 133

APC: 126

PDP: 2

Total votes cast: 133

Rejected votes: 4

(Source: The Sun)

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PDP Wins: Ademola Adeleke Defeats APC Candidate In Osun Bye-election |RN

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The candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in Osun West Senatorial District by-election, Ademola Adeleke, on Saturday defeated the All Progressives Congress candidate, Senator Mudashiru Hussain, with total votes of  97, 480. Adeleke won nine out of the 10 local government areas.

Hussain, who was Governor Rauf Aregbesola’s anointed candidate got 66,116 votes.

In Iwo Local Government Area, Adeleke had 12,547 votes as against Hussain’s 12,205. While in Ejigbo Local Government Area, Hussain’s stronghold, the PDP candidate with 9,723 votes trailed his opponent who polled 12,229 votes.

Again, the former APC member, led with 9,096 votes with Hussain having 8952 votes in Irewole Local Government Area.

In Ayedire Local Government Area, Adeleke had 5,789 votes while Hussain trailed him with 5,360 votes.

It was a similar result in Olaoluwa Local Government Area as Adeleke led with 5,618 votes to Hussain’s 5,316.

The PDP candidate with 18,559 votes, led by a wide margin in Ede North Local Government Area as the APC candidate polled 2,784 votes.

It was a similar result in Ede South Local Government as Adeleke polled 13,406 votes while his opponent had 2,096 votes.

In Ayedaade Local Government Area, PDP had 9,061 votes while APC polled 7,179.

Hussain, who polled 4,768 votes in Egbedore Local Government Area, lost to Adeleke who had 7,142; while in Isokan Local Government Area, the PDP candidate led with 6,539 votes, with his APC counterpart polling 5,227.

Our correspondent observed that the by-election was peaceful in many places as security agents including soldiers were present at various points to prevent any breakdown of law and order just as the police on Saturday arrested three people.

The individuals were accused of attacking voters as they attempted to snatch ballot boxes.

Our correspondent gathered that the hoodlums invaded Igbokiti Unit Ward 10 in Okinnin, Egbedore Local Government Area and attacked some voters, who prevented them from snatching the boxes.

One of the voters, Olusegun Ige, who spoke with SUNDAY PUNCHsaid, “Some political thugs invaded our unit and attempted to hijack ballot boxes and stuff them with their own ballot papers but they were prevented. They injured some of the people who stopped them. But they were eventually overpowered and arrested by security agents.”

However, the Commissioner of Police in the state, Fimihan Adeoye, when contacted on the telephone said three persons were arrested but not arrested in connection with the election.

Speaking on the poll, Adeleke had said, “The process is going on well and I am very optimistic that with God on my side, I shall be victorious.”

The candidate of the All Progressives Congress in Osun West Senatorial District, Senator Mudashiru Hussain, who eventually lost the election had also said he was confident of emerging the winner of the poll.

He said, “I want to laud INEC for their arrangements and also want to want to laud the electorate for their enthusiasm. I am very optimistic of victory.”

Accreditation and voting started at 8 am in many polling units with voters trooping out early to exercise their franchise in all the 10 local government areas which make up the senatorial district.

Security was tight in Ede North, Ede South, Egbedore, Ejigbo, Iwo and other local government areas, while most roads were barricaded by soldiers. (
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