The Court of Appea, Kaduna division, on Wednesday nullified the election of Senate spokesman, Sen. Dayo Adeyeye.
The Appellate Court subsequently upheld the tribunal judgment which declared former senate minority leader, Sen. Biodun Olujimi of the Peoples Democratic Party(PDP) as the valid winner of the Ekiti South Senatorial election held on February 23.
The Independent National Electoral Commission(INEC) had declared Adeyeye of the All Progressive Congress(APC) as winner of the election but Olujimi challenged the result at the tribunal on the grounds that she scored the highest number of lawful votes cast.
In her petition, Olujimi asked the tribunal to nullify Adeyeye’s victory on the grounds that the election was marred by massive irregularities.
She 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 had in its judgment nullified elections in some polling units and declared Olujimi the authentic winner of the poll.
Dissatisfied with the tribunal judgment, Adeyeye filed a petition at the court of appeal asking it to set aside the ruling of the lower court.
Delivering a unanimous judgement, Justice Uzor Anyanwu upheld the judgment of the tribunal and ordered INEC to issue fresh certificate of return to Olujimi.