Osun State Governor, Senator Ademola Adeleke will know his fate on Friday when the state’s Election Petition Tribunal gives the verdict on the election petition files by his predecessor, Mr Gboyega Oyetola.
Adeleke, the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), was declared winner of the governorship election held last 16 July. He was sworn in as governor on 27 November.
Oyetola, the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), dragged the Independent National Electoral Commission(INEC) together with Adeleke and PDP before the tribunal challenging over voting in 749 polling units and qualification of Adeleke.
The sitting was concluded 11 days ago after adoption of final written addresses of parties involved.
The chairman of the panel, Justice Tertse Kume then declared that the judgment date would be communicated to parties through the lawyers.
On Tuesday, a notice by the tribunal fixed 27 January judgment. The notice has been pasted on the board at the entrance of the tribunal hall.
Signed by the tribunal secretary, David Umaru, the notice reads: “Petition number, EPT/OS/GOV/01/2022 between Adegboyega Isiaka Oyetola and Other ADEGBOYEGA ISIAKA and Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and two others, the judgement shall hold on Friday 27th January 2023 at 9AM”.