The Supreme Court confirms Adeleke as governor of Osun state


The Peoples Democratic Party's Ademola Adeleke was recognized by the Supreme Court on Tuesday as having been duly elected as the governor of Osun State.

The All Progressives Congress, APC's nominee for governor and former governor of the state, Adegboyega Oyetola, appealed Adeleke's election victory, but the case was rejected by the supreme court, which was represented by Justice Emmanuel Agim in the lead judgment.

The court ruled that although Oyetola claimed that Adeleke won the election as a result of excessive voting that took place at 774 polling places around the state, he was unable to show any evidence supporting his claim using the Bimodal Voters Accreditation System, or BVAS, a device that was used in each of the polling places.

It is obvious that the appellant did not present any BVAS as proof, but instead attempted to demonstrate over-voting by submitting a report on the analysis of INEC's database or backend server.

According to the supreme court, the BVAS is the only direct and primary record of voters accredited at polling places on election day because it is undeniable that it contains a record of accredited voters.

The court ruled that neither Section 47 of the Electoral Act of 2022 nor Rules 18 through 23 of the INEC's Regulations required presiding officers in an election to send the number of accredited voters in each polling location to the backend server via BVAS.

It disregarded the testimony of supposed experts who testified in Oyeyola's favor.

The Supreme Court declared there was no justification for overturning the Court of Appeal's decision upholding Adeleke's election victory.

You'll likely remember that On January 27, a divided panel of the Osun State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal nullified Adeleke of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, as the election's victor.

The petition was presented to the tribunal by the former governor of the state, Adegboyega Oyetola of the All Progressives Congress, APC, who finished second in the election. The plea was upheld by the three-member panel tribunal under the leadership of Justice Tertsea Kume.

It was determined that Adeleke did not receive the majority of valid votes, and it was further determined that the election's administration did not substantially comply with the requirements of the Electoral Act of 2022.

The petitioners, Oyetola and APC, effectively demonstrated that there was overvoting at 744 polling places in the state, according to the tribunal.

The tribunal ruled Oyetola the victor of the governorship election after subtracting the aforementioned illegitimate votes, while also ordering the INEC to revoke the Certificate of Return it had previously issued.with Adeleke.

Although he dismissed the suit filed by Oyetola and the APC, Justice P. Ogbuli, the third member of the panel, declared Adeleke to be the legitimate victor of the election in his dissenting opinion.

Ademola Nurudeen Jackson Adeleke, a politician and businessman from Nigeria, was born on May 13, 1960. He has been the governor of Osun State since 2022. From 2017 to 2019, he served as the senator 

who represented the Osun-west senatorial district.

He comes from the Ede, Osun State, Adeleke family. In the rerun of the 2018 Osun State gubernatorial election, incumbent governor Adegboyega Isiaka Oyetola of the APC beat him. He ran for governor of Osun State in 2022 on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party.

Adeleke began his elementary education at the Methodist elementary School in Surulere, Lagos State, before moving to Old Oyo State and enrolling at the Nawarudeen Primary School in Ikire. Before moving to the United States, he completed his secondary education at Ede Muslim Grammar School after moving on to The Seventh Day Adventist Secondary School, Ede, also in the then-Old Oyo State.He joined his two other older brothers in the United States of America when he departed Nigeria to further his studies.He began his post-secondary education at Jacksonville State University in Alabama, where he majored in criminal justice and minored in political science. After numerous disputes regarding his academic credentials, he returned to school and enrolled at He earned a Bachelor of Science in criminal justice from Atlanta Metropolitan State College in the United States in 2021.

Private industry

Adeleke is a businessman and administrator. From 1992 to 1999, he served as an executive director of Guinness Nigeria Plc, where General Theophilus Danjuma was one of his co-directors.  From 2001 to 2016, he served as the group executive director at his brother's company, Pacific Holdings Limited. Ademola had previously served as a service contractor with Quicksilver Courier Company in Atlanta, Georgia, US, from 1985 to 1989 before joining Pacific Holdings Limited. From 1990 until 1994, he served as vice president of Origin International LLC, an Atlanta, Georgia, US-based manufacturer of flavors and fragrances.

Politics Adeleke is a philanthropist and active member of the community.  Together with his late brother, Senator Isiaka Adeleke, who passed away in April 2017, Adeleke began his political career in 2001. He ran in the 2017 Osun West by-election. 

winning under the People's Democratic Party after the passing of his brother.

Up until April 2017, Ademola belonged to the All Progressives Congress before switching to the People's Democratic Party

On July 23, 2018, Adeleke defeated Akin Ogunbiyi by seven votes to become the PDP's candidate for governor in Osun State.

Document scandal

Adeleke was accused and charged with fabricating his secondary school testimonial and WAEC results to withdraw his governorship candidacy before the Osogbo high court. The declaration Adeleke made on behalf of Ede Muslim Grammar School, Osun State, to INEC on July 20, 1988, was made at a time when Osun State was not yet a state. Additionally, the SSCE results mentioned in the testimony demonstrate that the examination format wasn't in use in 1981. The principal who signed the 1988 and 2018 testimonials for Heading Ede Muslim High School both signed the 2018 testimonial, and this led to the principal's imprisonment by the authorities. Adeleke's defense attorney contends that his secondary school hasn't publicly refuted his testimony that the case be dismissed by the court.[18] In its ruling, the court stated that Adeleke's forgery could not be established by the plaintiff. Witnesses testified in court that Adeleke was not present in the examination room. One of the witnesses claimed that because he is well-known, he would have been easy to recognize.

The governor's race

On September 22, 2018, Adeleke ran for governor of Osun state under the PDP against prominent competitors Alhaji Gboyega Oyetola of the APC and Iyiola Omisore of the SDP. The Independent Electoral Commission (INEC) pronounced the election inconclusive and scheduled a rematch for September 27, 2018. After the run-off, the APC candidate Oyetola was crowned the victor. Adeleke denounced the outcome as a "coup" and expressed her displeasure.

On March 22, 2019, the The Abuja-based tribunal proclaimed Adeleke the election's victor.

On Friday, July 5, 2019, the Supreme Court subsequently confirmed Gboyega Oyetola as the legitimate victor of the 2018 Osun State governorship election[23].

Adeleke ran against the outgoing governor Gboyega Oyetola in the PDP's 2022 gubernatorial primary on July 16. Gboyega Oyetola lost to Adeleke with 375,077 votes to 402,979 votes. In addition to Olorunda, Ede South, Orolu, Osogbo, Odo Otin, Ifelodun, Boluwaduro, Atakumosa, and Ila, Adeleke won in 17 local government districts.

Personal life 

Titilola Adeleke is the wife of Adeleke, who has eight children, including B-Red, Ayootola, Goke, Sinarambo, Adenike, and Folasade. He is Davido, a musician's uncle.

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Ademola Adeleke spent millions of naira to buy his daughter Adenike Adeleke a brand-new Mercedes Benz GLB 250 when she received her degree from Oakland University in Alabama, US, in honor of her graduation.

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The actual number of homes owned by Ademola Adeleke is unknown as of the time of this writing. Ademola Adeleke, a wealthy former senator and governor, is likely to own homes in Lagos, Ede, and Osun state in addition to the USA.


Ademola Adeleke is a successful businessman who also performs charitable deeds. He frequently lends a hand to those in need and those with less.

Activities in Charity by Ademola Adeleke

Ademola Adeleke is renowned for giving regularly to the Springtime Development Foundation's (SDF) charitable endeavors. According to reports, Dr. Adedeji Adeleke, who is Davido's father and Ademola's brother, founded this non-profit organization. The foundation's only mission is to assist the less fortunate members of society. Its head office is currently located in Ede, Osun State. A non-profit, non-governmental organization (NGO) called Springtime Development Foundation was founded on a Christian foundation of high morals with the goal of empowering underprivileged communities and individuals to better themselves and their surroundings. Ademola Adeleke is alleged to have frequently used this SDF forum throughout the years to give back a great deal.

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