The Kaduna Division of the Court of Appeal on Wednesday upheld the decision of the National Assembly/State Assembly Election Petitions Tribunal declaring Biodun Olujimi of the Peoples Democratic Party winner of the Ekiti South Senatorial election, sacking Sen. Dayo Adeyeye
Adeyeye was declared winner of the February 23rd senatorial election held in Ekiti South, but the result was challenged before the National Assembly/State Assembly Election Petitions Tribunal by Olujimi who claimed she scored the highest number of votes cast.
In her petition, Olujimi also alleged that the election was marred by massive irregularities and was not conducted
Ruling on the matter, the tribunal nullified elections in some polling units and declared Olujimi the authentic winner of the polls.
The tribunal’s judgement was however rejected by Adeyeye and his party, the All Progressives Congress who then approached the court of appeal challenging the ruling.
But a unanimous judgement by a three-man panel of the Appeal Court in Kaduna led by Justice Uzor Anyanwu sustained the judgment of the tribunal, throwing out the appeal.
The court has now ordered INEC to issue a fresh certificate of return to Senator Biodun Olujimi.