OSUN ELECTIONS: Oyetola Set To Appeal Result With 50 Lawyers.

The governor of Osun State, Gboyega Oyetola and candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the just concluded governorship election in the state is preparing to appeal the results of the elections in court in other to turn the results in his favour.

The independent National Electoral Commission had on Sunday declared Senator Ademola Adeleke of the Peoples Democratic Party as the winner of the Osun elections after he polled 403,371 to defeat the incumbent Oyetola of the APC who got 375,027 votes.

Before his electoral loss, Oyetola, had 2018 defeated Adeleke after a run-off, with the support of his predecessor, and now Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola and former Lagos state governor and now, APC presidential candidate, Bola Tinubu.

After his opponent was declared the winner, the governor in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Ismaila Omipidan, told his supporters to remain calm, noting that he would respond after studying the results.

Speaking on Oyetola’s preparation for legal action against Adeleke’s victory, Kunle Adegoke, a senior advocate who is a member of Oyetola’s legal team revealed that up to 50 lawyers have indicated interest to join the case.

When Adegoke was asked about the legal grounds for the court case, he said that their team was still studying the election results and building evidence to challenge Adeleke’s declaration as the governor elect of the state.

“As it stands now, up to 50 lawyers have indicated interest to join our case” Adegoke said.

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