The Court of Appeal sitting in Kaduna has nullified the election of Senator Dayo Adeyeye as the Senator representing Ekiti South
The ruling was delivered by Justice Uzor Anyanwu today.
The court also upheld the tribunal judgment declaring Peoples Democratic Party’s Senator Abiodun Olujimi winner of the Ekiti South Senatorial election held on February 23.
The Independent National Electoral Commission had declared Adeyeye, who ran on the platform of the ruling All Progressives Congress, winner of the National Assembly election.
Olujimi approached the elections petitions tribunal, seeking declaration that she had the highest number of votes in the election.
She urged the tribunal to nullify the PDP candidate’s victory, claiming irregularities in the electoral process.
The tribunal subsequently nullified elections in some polling units and declared Olujimi winner.
All Progressive Congress and its candidate in the election, Dayo Adeyeye rejected the tribunal ruling and headed for the appellate court.
Anyanwu upheld the tribunal ruling, and also ordered INEC to issue a certificate of return to Olujimi.