The Kaduna Division of the Court of Appeal on Wednesday nullified the election of Senator Dayo Adeyeye, the spokesman of the upper legislative chamber.
The court affirmed the judgment of the petition tribunal which earlier nullified the election of Adeyeye and declared Senator Biodun Olujimi, the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party as winner of the Ekiti South Senatorial election held on February 23.
In a unanimous judgement on Wednesday 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.
The Independent National Electoral Commission had declared Adeyeye of the All Progressive Congress as winner of the February 23, 2019, National Assembly election, but Olujimi challenged the result at the tribunal.
She, through her counsel, urged the tribunal to nullify Adeyeye’s victory as the election was marred by massive irregularities and was not conducted in substantial compliance with the provisions of the Electoral Acts.
In its ruling, the tribunal nullified elections in some polling units and declared Olujimi the authentic winner of the polls.
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 lower court.