Kaduna Court of Appeal has sacked Dayo Adeyeye, Senate spokeman from the Red Chamber and declared main opposition PDP’s candidate, Biodun Olujimi, winner of the Ekiti South Senatorial election held on February 23.
This followed Olujimi’s challenge of INEC’s declaration of Adeyeye as winner of the disputed election at the court.
Olujimi had alleged foul in the election and claimed she scored the highest number of votes cast.
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 judgment nullified elections in some polling units and declared Mrs 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.
However, while delivering 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.