Tribunal Sacks Adeyeye, declares Olujimi winner in Ekiti
Victor Akinkuolie, Ado-Ekiti
The National Assembly Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Ado Ekiti on Thursday nullified the election that produced Senator Dayo Adeyeye the winner of the National Assembly election in Ekiti South Senatorial District.
Subsequently, the tribunal in a unanimous verdict declared former Minority Leader and the candidate of the People’s Democratic Party, Senator Biodun Olujimi winner of the Senatorial poll.
Following the declaration of Adeyeye, the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) winner by the Independent National Electoral Commission(INEC) in the February 23, 2019 Senatorial election in Ekiti South Senatorial district, the candidate of the PDP, Senator Olujimi, had approached the tribunal craving that she should be declared the actual winner of the election .
Delivering the judgement, the three -man tribunal, led by Justice D.D. Adeck nullified elections in some polling units to declare Olujimi the authentic winner of the polls.
Eventually, Olujimi polled a total of 54,894 to emerge victorious over the Senate Committee Chairman on Media and Publicity, who polled 52,243.