On Friday, the Osun Election Petitions Tribunal announced that Governor Ademola Adeleke’s administration in Osun State had come to an end, with his time in office lasting only 62 days.
The tribunal annulled the July 16 Osun governorship election results, stating that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had not followed the provisions of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria or the Electoral Act as amended.
INEC had previously declared Adeleke, the Peoples Democratic Party governorship candidate, as the winner of the July 16 election.
The Returning Officer for the election and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Lagos, Prof Oluwatoyin Ogundipe, announced that Adeleke had received a total of 403,371 votes, beating the incumbent Governor Adegboyega Oyetola of the All Progressive Congress (APC), who had garnered 375,027 votes in the highly competitive race.
The election was held across 3,763 polling units in the 30 local government areas in Osun.
The PDP won 17 of the local government areas, while the APC recorded more votes in the remaining 13. The PDP won in Ede North, Ede South, Ifelodun, Boluwaduro, Egbedore, Odo Otin, Osogbo, Ila, and Atakumosa.