Court Sacks Senate Spokesperson, Adeyeye

Declares Senator Abiodun Olujimi as winner of the election

BY OUR CORRESPONEDNT

The Court of Appeal in Akure has sacked the Senate Spokesperson, Senator Adeyeye Adedayo and ordered Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC to issue certificate of return to Senator Abiodun Olujimi

While Adedayo contested the February 23 election under the platform of APC, Olujimi contested under the platform of PDP. INEC declared Adedayo as the winner of the Ekiti South Senatorial District Election

However, Olujimi approached the elections petitions tribunal, seeking declaration that she had the highest number of votes in the election.

She urged the tribunal to nullify the APC candidate’s victory, claiming irregularities in the electoral process.

Giving its judgment, , the tribunal declared Olujimi winner with total votes of 54,894 against Adeyeye, who garnered 52,234 after the Justice Danladi-led tribunal nullified the elections in some units.

Adedayo appealed the case and lost on Wednesday (today).

Reacting to her victory, Senator Olujimi tweeted, “Congratulations to my steadfast constituents of Ekiti South Senatorial District and all Ekiti people indeed.

“It is a Victory For Democracy and the Freedom of Choice.

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