With the ruling of the Osun State Electoral Tribunal which declared Senator Ademola Adeleke as the winner of the Osun governorship polls, E247mag.com takes a look at some governors who won their seats through the tribunal.
1. Rotimi Amaechi
He contested and won the People’s Democratic Party primary for Rivers State Governor in 2007.
His name was substituted by the party, an action which he challenged in court. The case eventually got to the Supreme Court.
2. Kayode Fayemi
After three and a half years fighting through the legal system, on 15 October 2010 the appeal court sitting in Kwara state declared Fayemi the duly elected Governor of Ekiti State, and marked the end of Olusegun Oni’s administration as the then Governor of the state.
3. Olusegun Mimiko
Mimiko won the keenly contested poll in Ondo. But, influenced by former President Olusegun Obasanjo, the Independent National Electoral Commission announced Agagu as the winner in 2007.
He challenged the outcome of the election in the courts in what turned out to be a two-year legal tussle that ended in him being declared the true winner of the governorship poll by a unanimous decision of the Tribunal Court, and the Court of Appeal in 2009.
4. Adams Oshiomole
In April 2007, Adams Oshiomhole ran for Governor of Edo State under the Action Congress Party, with which his Labour Party had entered a strategic alliance. Oserheimen Osunbor of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) was declared the winner.
However, the AC contested the election on the basis of various irregularities. On 20 March 2008, an Edo State election tribunal nullified the election of Oserheimen Osunbor and declared Oshiomhole the winner.