Atiku says judiciary is the defender of democracy as tribunal declares Adeleke winner of Osun state election


The Osun State Governorship Election Petitions Tribunal has declared the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) gubernatorial candidate, Ademola Adeleke winner of the 2018 election.

The three-man panel said in its ruling in Abuja Friday afternoon that the rerun election which held on September 27, 2018 was illegal.

The presidential candidate of PDP in the just held presidential election, Atiku Abubakar, hailed the judiciary as, “the last hope of the common man and the defender of our democracy.” He as well congratulated Sen. Ademola Adeleke on the win of the election.

“Truly, the judiciary is the last hope of the common man and the defender of our democracy. Congratulations Sen. Ademola Adeleke,”

The ruling could affect several results from the 2019 elections.