Electoral Tribunal Dismisses Omisore’s Petition

The Elections Petition Tribunal today dismissed Iyiola Omisore’s petition arising from the Osun state governorship elections held on August 9, 2014.

Following INEC’s declaration of All Progressives Congress candidate Rauf Aregbesola as the winner of the election, Iyiola Omisore challenged the results on the basis of alleged malpractices.

The tribunal gave its judgement today and held that Rauf Aregbesola of the APC scored 394,684 votes and was validly elected and returned as the winner of the poll while Omisore scored 292,747.

The judgment was delivered by the tribunal chairman Justice Elizabeth Ikpejime at around 9 a.m and was concluded at around 4 p.m.

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