The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), on Tuesday, in Abuja, called for inclusion and harmony in Osun State following the Supreme Court’s verdict, which upheld the election of Ademola Adeleke as the Governor of Osun in the July 2022 elections.
He also urged all citizens and residents of the state, particularly her notable sons and daughters, to give the Adeleke administration all the support it needs to ensure that “programmes, policies, plans and aspirations fashioned to make individuals and businesses flourish succeed.”
The Independent National Electoral Commission had declared that Adeleke of the Peoples Democratic Party polled 403,371 votes to defeat then-incumbent Governor Adegboyega Oyetola, of the All Progressives Congress who got 375,027 votes.
In its lead judgement delivered by Justice Emmanuel Agim, the apex court dismissed an appeal lodged against Adeleke’s victory by Oyetola.
It held that although Oyetola alleged that Adeleke won through over-voting in 774 polling units in the state, he failed to produce any Bimodal Voters Accreditation System; a machine used in any of the polling units to prove his claim.
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