Davido Congratulates Uncle, Says It's A New Dawn In Osun - THE DAILY CRUCIBLE

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Friday, March 22, 2019

Davido Congratulates Uncle, Says It's A New Dawn In Osun

Ace  singer, David Adeleke, popularly known with his stage name Davido, has congratulated his uncle, Senator Ademola Adeleke, on being declared winner of the 2018  governorship election in Osun by an Election Petitions Tribunal sitting in Abuja .

Davido took to the social media to hail senior Adeleke shortly after the Tribunal nullified the victory of Gboyega Oyetola of the All Progressives Congress(APC)  the declared Adeleke winner.

He stated that his uncle's victory signifies the dawn of light in Osun state over darkness.

 The music crooner  tweeted thus:a tweet: “IMOLE TI DE!!!!!!! CONGRATULATIONS TO THE GREAT PEOPLE OF OSUN STATE,” following it through with a picture of himself and the older Adeleke dancing.

The Daily Crucible reports that the Osun State Governorship Election Petitions Tribunal sitting  in Abuja had earlier on Friday, declared the Peoples Democratic Party(PDP) and its candidate in the 2018 governorship election in the state, Ademola Adeleke, as winner.

The Independent Electoral Commission(INEC) had after a rerun in some pilling units in September 27, 2018,  declared Gboyega Oyetola winner and validly returned, but the PDP candidate, Adeleke, feeling cheated, approached the tribunal for redress.

After about three months of sitting in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), the Tribunal held that  the All Progressives Congress(APC) and its candidate, Gboyega Oyetola, were wrongly returned.

It therefore voids Oyetola's victory and and proceeded to declare Senator Adeleke the valid and rightful winner of the governorship election in Osun, 2018. 

In arriving at the decision, in a two-to-one split judgment by a three-man panel, Justice Peter Obiora, who read the lead judgement, nullified the supplementary election held on September 27, 2018 on the grounds that the state returning officer lacked competence to  cancel election in seven polling units from four Local Governments and orders a rerun.


Jane Okafor, Abuja

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