The September 27, 2018 supplementary governorship election which held in seven polling units Osun State has been declared illegal by Governorship election petition tribunal which sat in Abuja.
According to the tribunal, the supplementary election resulted from an illegal cancellation of the results in the seven polling units during the September 22, 2018 main election .
It also ruled that the Returning Officer who cancelled the results was not in the right authority to do so .
The ruling came after the Peoples Democratic Party and its governorship candidate , Ademola Adeleke, filed the petition urging the tribunal to declare Adeleke winner for polling the highest lawful votes.
The Osun State Governorship Election Tribunal has declared Ademola Adeleke of the PDP as the winner of the controversial state election.
The tribunal also declared the September 27 rerun election in the state illegal.
The three-man panel of the Tribunal gave the judgement on Friday following the petition filed by the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Senator Ademola Adeleka against the All Progressives Congress, APC and its candidate, Gboyega Oyetola.
The Tribunal also ruled that PDP and Adeleke proved that it was the state Returning Officer who cancelled the results in 7 Polling Units, adding that the petitioners also proved that the Returning Officer has no power to cancel election results of a polling unit.
The Tribunal also agreed deducted 2,029 votes from APC scores and 1,246 votes from PDP votes in 17 polling units where there was...