The Osun State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal in Osogbo has fired Governor Ademola Adeleke.

The tribunal ruled on Friday, by a vote of two to one, that the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, should withdraw the Certificate of Return issued to Adeleke and reissue it to former Governor Adegboyega Oyetola.

According to the majority judgment read by the Chairman, Justice Tertse Kume, Oyetola received the majority of lawful votes (314,931) to Adeleke's 219,666.

Adeleke called it a miscarriage of justice in a statement signed by his spokesman, Mallam Olawale Rasheed.

Read the statements below:

“The Executive Governor of Osun State, Senator Ademola Adeleke has described the judgement of the governorship tribunal as ” a miscarriage of justice”, vowing to challenge the ruling at the Court of Appeal.

“Reacting to the verdict of the Tribunal from his country home, Ede, Governor Adeleke faulted the resolution of the over-voting question in favour of Mr Oyetola, calling it “an unfair interpretation against the will of majority of voters”

“While urging his supporters to remain calm, Governor Adeleke vowed to appeal the judgement at the Court of Appeal, insisting he remains the rightful winner of the July 16 election.

“I call on our people to remain calm. We will appeal the judgement and we are sure justice will be done. Let our people be reassured that we will do everything possible to retain this widely acclaimed mandate”, Governor Adeleke declared.”

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