The Osun State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal is set to deliver judgement on the disputed 2022 governorship poll on Friday.
Leadership reported that this was contained in a letter signed by the Tribunal secretary, David Umar, and pasted on the notice board of the Tribunal sitting at the State High Court, Osogbo, the State capital, on Tuesday.
The All Progressives Congress governorship candidate, Adegboyega Oyetola, had filed a petition at the Tribunal challenging the declaration of the Peoples Democratic Party candidate, Senator Ademola Adeleke, by the Independent National Electoral Commission as the winner of the governorship election which was conducted on July 16, 2022.
The main arguments of the petitioners are that Adeleke allegedly forged the academic credentials which he submitted tfor the election and that there were over-voting in 749 polling units during the election to secure Adeleke’s 403,371 votes which defeated Oyetola’s 375,027 votes.
The three-man election petition tribunal headed by Justice Tersea Kume had on Friday, January 13 reserved judgement and adjourned indefinitely after parties in the matter adopted their final written addresses
The 180 days as stipulated in the Electoral Act within which to hear the petition is expected to lapse on January 31, 2023.
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