👤 Abdul Tukur, DENISAURUS News
Dayo Adeyeye, a member of the All Progressives Congress, who stood as the candidate of the party in the 2019 election, has been sacked by the national assembly election petitions tribunal sitting in Ado Ekiti.
Instead, a former minority leader, Senator Biodun Olujimi who challenged Mr Adeyeye’s mandate to represent the people of Ekiti South, secured a favourable judgement from the tribunal.In the ruling delivered by Daniel Adeck, Senator Olujimi was declared the winner of the February 23 elections.
The Tribunal led by Justice Adeck agreed that there were irregularities in the election which led to over voting.
He said: “it is not tenable to say that marked ballots were not properly deposited in the boxes because when this did not happen, then it will lead to over voting and will affect counting at every level of collation.
“To avoid this pitfall, those elections must be expunged in order not to vitiate the electoral process. Therefore, after those votes were deducted, PDP was left with 54, 894 while the respondent polled 52, 243.”
Mr Adeyeye, DENISAURUS News understands will appeal the decision of the tribunal.