Osun in lockdown as Court rules on Adeleke, Oyetola appeals today
The police in Osun state said they have cordoned off public infrastructure in anticipation of the verdict on Governor Ademola Adeleke and Gboyega Oyetola’s appeals on Friday.
Kehinde Adeleke, the acting spokesperson for the police command security made ‘strategic deployment of personnel; around ‘critical infrastructure’ in the state.
He said, “There will also be patrol by armed detachment of the corps in readiness for emergency response. The command is ready to prevent any breakdown of law and order arising from possible protests by aggrieved parties.”
TheCornet reports that Oyetola had challenged his re-election defeat at the election petitions tribunal. The former governor claimed Adeleke benefitted from over-voting and that he was ineligible to contest the election.
The tribunal upheld Oyetola’s argument; it went on to deduct the illegal vote cast in the election, leaving Adeleke coming short of votes recorded for Oyetola. The tribunal declared Oyetola as the winner and directed INEC to issue him a certificate of return.
Dissatisfied, Adeleke filed an appeal against the tribunal’s ruling.