BREAKING: Atiku reacts to Tribunal judgement declaring Adeleke winner – Former Vice President and Presidential candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Atiku Abubakar has reacted to the tribunal judgement declaring Ademola Adeleke the winner of September 2018 governorship election in Osun State.
While reacting to the judgement Atiku said “Truly, the judiciary is the last hope of the common man and the defender of our democracy. Congratulations Sen. Ademola Adeleke”
— Atiku Abubakar (@atiku) March 22, 2019
FINANCIAL WATCH reported the Osun state governorship election petition tribunal declared Ademola Adeleke as winner of the 2018 governorship election in Osun state.
At its sitting in Abuja on Friday, it held that the rerun election conducted in the state after the initial poll was illegal.
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had announced Gboyega Oyetola of the All Progressives Congress (APC) as winner of the September election.
But the PDP and Adeleke filed a petition at the tribunal, challenging Oyetola’s victory.
A three-man panel of the tribunal led by Ibrahim Sirajo, held that Oyetola was not validly returned as the winner of the election.
The PDP presidential candidate is also hopeful of victory at the presidential election tribunal in his suit challenging the victory of President Muhammadu Buhari of the All Progressive Congress (APC).