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Appeal Court Sacks Ekiti APC Senator

The Court of Appeal sitting in Kaduna has sacked Dayo Adeyeye, senator representing Ekiti South Senatorial District.

In a unanimous judgement on Wednesday, the Presiding Judge, Uzor Anyanwu, upheld the judgment of the Ekiti Election Petition Tribunal and ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to issue a certificate of return to Biodun Olujimi, candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), as the winner of the election.

INEC declared Adeyeye, candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and spokesman of the senate, winner of the election, but Olujimi challenged the outcome.

In her petition to the tribunal, Olujimi said she scored the highest number of lawful votes cast during the election and asked the court to declare her the winner.

The tribunal led by D.D Adeck nullified elections in some polling units to declare Olujimi winner of the exercise.

But Adeyeye filed an appeal against the judgement of the tribunal at the Appeal Court, Akure

In his appeal, the senate spokesman asked the appellate court to set aside the decision of the tribunal declaring Olujimi as the winner of the senatorial election and affirm the declaration of INEC.

But the court ruled against him, upholding the judgement of the tribunal.

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