Adeleke Vs Oyetola: Police Tighten Security In Osogbo As Court Delivers Judgement
There is tight security across Osogbo, Osun State capital, as the Appeal Court in Abuja, today, decide the fate of Governor Ademola Adeleke and his predecessor, Gboyega Oyetola.
The former governor of the state and candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) had challenged Adeleke’s victory in the July 16 governorship election, before the election petition tribunal in Osun state.
The tribunal led by Justice Tertse Kume, in a split judgement of 2 to 1, sacked Adeleke based on irregularities in 744 polling units across ten local government areas of the state.
It cancelled the alleged illegal votes and declared Oyetola the winner on legally valid votes.
The court also ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to withdraw the certificate of return issued to Adeleke and issue it to Oyetola.
Adeleke who was not pleased with the tribunal’s ruling approached the Appeal court to set aside the judgement and affirmed his victory.
Naija News reports that security operatives are stationed in strategic places, including Olaiya flyover, Oke-Fia, Ayetoro and Stadium roundabout to halt the breakdown of law and order.
Also, security personnel were stationed at the Tinubu-Shettima campaign office in Osogbo, the APC secretariat, Imole House, and the PDP secretariat at Biket junction among many other places.