Appeal Court Sacks Adeyeye, Declares PDP Candidate Winner

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The Kaduna Appeal Court has declared the election of All Progressive Congress (APC) spokesman, Senator Dayo Adeyeye null and void.

The Appellate Court subsequently upheld the tribunal judgment which declared Senator Biodun Olujimi and the candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) as winner of the Ekiti South Senatorial election held on February 23.

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had declared Dayo Adeyeye of the All Progressive Congress (APC) as winner of the February 23, 2019 National Assembly election.

Mrs. Olujimi did not agree with the initial voting results of the election at the tribunal on the grounds that she scored the highest number of votes cast.

Senator Olujimi asked the tribunal to nullify Adeyeye’s victory on the grounds that the election was marred by massive rigging and irregularities.

In her Petition, Olujimi 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.

Tribunal decided to declare all elections in some polling units null and void, thereby declaring Mrs. Olujimi the rightful winner of the election.

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

Read also: Court Of Appeal Upholds Senator Uba Sani’s Election in Kaduna

However, while delivering a unanimous judgement on Wednesday at the appellate in Kaduna state, Justice Uzor Anyanwu upheld the judgment of the tribunal and ordered INEC to issue fresh certificate of return to Senator Biodun Olujimi.

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