OrderPaperToday – The Court of Appeal sitting in Kaduna has sacked Senator Dayo Adeyeye of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and declared Senator Biodun Olujimi of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as the winner of Ekiti South Senatorial Election held on February 23.

Adeyeye is the current Senate spokesperson while Olujimi served as the Minority Leader during the 8th Senate.

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had declared Senator Adeyeye of the APC as winner of the Senatorial election held on February 23. However, Olujimi of the PDP approached the elections petitions tribunal, seeking declaration that she had the highest number of votes in the election.

She prayed the tribunal to annul votes in areas that recorded incidences of over voting, multiple thump printing, ballot snatching, ballot stuffing and improper ballot counting, paving the way for her to emerge as winner of the validly cast votes.

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Damilola Zebulun Adeniran
Damilola is a multiple award-winning Writer, Researcher, and Community/Sustainable Development Practitioner. His interests and experience span across media, academics, human capital development, and strategic planning. Damilola is a Paradigm Initiative Digital Rights and Inclusion Media Fellow. He is the first Nigerian in history to win the blog4dev writing contest organised by the World Bank Group. Also, Damilola's written work on violent extremism and sustainable peace in Nigeria won a PeaceWriteNow prize, presented by the Embassy of Ireland in June, 2018. His works have been published in Nigeria and the United States of America, in English and in French. Damilola has also attended important meetings within and outside the African continent including the 2019 Spring Meetings of the World Bank and International Monetary Fund in Washington D.C, USA and the West Africa Coastal Areas Management Program (WACA) Marketplace in Abidjan, Ivory Coast. He was also a special guest on a panel discussion titled “How creative industry can help to stem fragility,” which was held at the headquarters of the World Bank in Washington, D.C, USA. Furthermore, Damilola was selected as a Champion of Advocacy against extreme poverty and preventable diseases by ONE Campaign in May, 2019. An alumnus of the prestigious Lagos Business School and Federal University of Technology Akure, Damilola Adeniran represents Nigeria in the Youth Transforming Africa Program.


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