Appeal Court Sacks APC Senator, declare PDP Winner

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The Appeal Court has declared Senator Biodun Olujimi, the candidate of the People’s Democratic Party as the winner of the Ekiti South Senatorial election held on February 23.

The Independent National Electoral Commission had declared Dayo Adeyeye of the All Progressive Congress (APC) as the winner of February 23, 2019, National Assembly election but Mrs. Olujimi challenged the result at the tribunal on the grounds that she scored the highest number of votes cast.

In her petition, Senator Olujimi asked the tribunal to nullify Adeyeye’s victory on the grounds that the election was marred by massive irregularities.

In her written address, the petitioner claimed that the election was not conducted in substantial compliance with the provisions of the Electoral Acts, having been allegedly fraught with all manners of irregularities. The tribunal in its judgement nullified elections in some polling units and declared Mrs. Olujimi the authentic winner of the polls.

Dissatisfied with the tribunal judgement, both Adeyeye, and his party, APC filed a petition at the court of appeal asking it to set aside the ruling of the lower court.

On Wednesday, 6th November in Kaduna state, Justice Uzor Anyanwu upheld the judgement of the tribunal and ordered INEC to issue a fresh certificate of return to Senator Biodun Olujimi.

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