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.