Sani Reacts To Osun Tribunal Judgement


Former Kaduna Central lawmaker, Senator Shehu Sani has described the tribunal order sacking Ademola Adeleke as the Governor of Osun State as a ‘sad day for democracy.’

He took to his social media page on Friday to make his voice heard.

Recall that the Election Petition Tribunal in Osun State on Friday declared Adegboyega Oyetola of the All Progressives Congress (APC) winner of the July 16 governorship election in the state.

The tribunal headed by Justice Tertse Kume by its ruling, overturned the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) which had declared Ademola Adeleke of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) winner of the poll.

The tribunal in a majority judgment of two judges against one ordered that the Certificate of Return should be withdrawn from Adeleke and issued to Oyetola.

The majority judgement which was read by the Chairman, Justice Tertse Kume said Oyetola scored the majority lawful votes of 314,931 against Adeleke’s 219,666

The tribunal sacked Adeleke for the case of overvoting in some polling units across the State.

Justice Kume declared that INEC did not comply substantially with the Constitution and the provisions of the Electoral Act.

Reacting, the Senator wrote: “Osun state; Judicial magic. A sad day for Democracy.

Osun state;a dangerous signal for the 2023 elections.A peoples mandate beheaded by Judicial voodoo.”

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