Adeyeye Rejects Tribunal Judgement

Senator Adeyeye rejects tribunal judgement, nullifying his victory in the 23 February, 2019 election.


He described tribunal judgement as not short of open robbery.


The Senator representing Ekiti South senatorial district, Senator Adedayo Adeyeye has rejected the tribunal verdict which nullified his victory in the February 23, 2019 election.

Justice Danladi Adeck, a member of the three-man tribunal declared former Minority Leader and the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Senator Biodun Olujimi, winner of the poll.

In reaction, Senator Adeyeye said: “ The judgement of the tribunal on tuesday is not short of open robbery and a direct assault on the integrity of the Nigerian judiciary .

Olujimi petitioned the tribunal that she was the real winner of the election when the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) declared Adeyeye of the All Progressives Congress (APC) winner of the February 23 election

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The former Minority Leader submitted that she scored the highest number of lawful votes cast in the election.

Olujimi polled a total of 54,894 votes to emerge victorious over Adeyeye, who polled 52,243 votes.

The petitioner claimed that the election was not conducted in substantial compliance with the provisions of the Electoral Act, having been allegedly fraught with all manner of irregularities.

Justice Adeck nullified the elections in some polling units to declare Olujimi the authentic winner of the poll.

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